NTSB Identification: ANC85LA113.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28471.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 29, 1985 in KENAI, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N4011M
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT WHEN HE DEPARTED SEWARD. THE FUEL GAGES INDICATED THERE WAS APRX 15 GAL ON BOARD. ABOUT 5 MIN FROM THE INTENDED DESTINATION, THE ENG LOST POWER FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION WHILE THE LEFT FUEL GAGE SHOWED THERE WAS 5 GAL REMAINING. DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING, THE ACFT CRASHED INTO TREES. AN EXAM OF THE LEFT FUEL GAGE SHOWED THAT IT WAS INCORRECTLY INSTALLED & WAS INDICATING MORE FUEL THAN WAS ACTUALLY IN THE LEFT TANK. THE PLT HAD INSTALLED IT DURING RECONDITIONING WORK.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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