NTSB Identification: FTW85LA250.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29038.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 09, 1985 in DALLAS, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N7697L
Injuries: 10 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 FILED AND FLT PLANNED FOR AN OVERWATER ROUTE BETWEEN CLEARWATER, FL, AND DALLAS, TX, WHICH WAS DENIED DUE TO ATC RESTRICTIONS. ON ARRIVAL OVER NEW ORLEANS, A PLANNED RE-FUELING STOP, THE PLT DETERMINED THAT HE WOULD MAKE IT TO DALLAS. ON ARRIVAL IN THE DALLAS AREA, HE ESTIMATED THAT HE COULD NOT MAKE LOVE FIELD (DAL) AND DIVERTED TO REDBIRD ARPT (RDB). ON BASE, BOTH ENGS QUIT DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE ACFT WAS LANDED LONG WITH THE GEAR AND FLAPS UP AND SLID OFF THE END OF THE RWY. PLT OVERFLEW AT LEAST 1 ARPT AFTER HE DECIDED TO DIVERT TO RDB.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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