NTSB Identification: ATL85LA196.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28171.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 25, 1985 in MT. AIRY, NC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2395G
Injuries: 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.

WHILE NEARING COMPLETION OF A SOLO X-COUNTRY FLT, THE ENG QUIT. THE STUDENT PLT SELECTED AN OPEN AREA, BUT OVERSHOT THE INTENDED TOUCHDOWN POINT & THE ACFT CRASHED IN THE BACKYARD OF A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING. AN INVESTIGATION FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY SYSTEM MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. ONLY ABOUT 3 QTS OF FUEL WAS REMAINING IN THE LEFT TANK. THE RIGHT TANK WAS DAMAGED, SO THE AMOUNT OF FUEL IN THAT TANK COULD NOT BE VERIFIED. ACCORDING TO THE ARPT MANAGER, THE ACFT SHOULD HAVE HAD AN ENDURANCE OF 5 HRS AT NORMAL POWER. THE ACFT CRASHED ABOUT 4.3 HRS AFTER TAKEOFF.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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