NTSB Identification: ATL85FA165.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28623.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 18, 1985 in MILLEDGEVILLE, GA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8289H
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACFT LEFT HOME AIRPORT AT 0400. FLT PLAN LEFT WITH FBO INDICATED 6 HOURS TO DESTINATION, NO EN ROUTE STOPS, AND 4+30 HOURS FUEL ON BOARD. FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATED, 4+36 HOURS ENDURANCE AVAILABLE. ACFT FLEW 4+47 HOURS. THE PILOT TOLD APPROACH CONTROL ACFT WAS FLYING ON FLUMES ABOUT 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE ACFT NOR SPILLED ON THE GROUND.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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