NTSB Identification: ANC85LA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27548.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 18, 1985 in BELUGA, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N4228M
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACFT WAS DOING LOW ALT TURNS-ABOUT-A-POINT WHEN THE ENG QUIT DUE TO FUEL STARVATION. THE ACFT THEN CRASHED INTO TREES. PLT STATED THE ACFT HAD APRX 5 GALS OF FUEL AN BOARD AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

REFUELING..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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