NTSB Identification: DEN85LA174.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28117.
Accident occurred Monday, June 24, 1985 in GLEN CANYON, UT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N4547A
Injuries: 3 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 BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED NEAR THE END OF A X-COUNTRY FLT FROM WEST JORDAN TO BLANDING, UTAH. WHEN FUEL QUANTITY BECAME LOW, THE PLT DECIDED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON A DIRT ROAD. DURING THE LANDING FALRE, A X-WIND GUST DRIFTED THE ACFT TO THE LEFT AND THE WING TIP SCRAPED A DIRT BANK. THE PLT SAID HE OVERCORRECTED WITH RIGHT RUDDER AND THE ACFT WENT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD AND CAME TO A STOP.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

RADAR ASSISTANCE TO VFR AIRCRAFT..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..LOW LEVEL


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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