NTSB Identification: LAX85LA279.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27478.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 16, 1985 in APPLE VALLEY, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N4382N
Injuries: 4 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.

ENG FAILED DUE TO FUEL EXHAUTION WHILE THE ACFT WAS ON FINAL APCH TO RWY 18 AT APPLE VALLEY. A FORCED LANDING ON ROUGH TERRAIN SHORT OF THE RWY RESULTED IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE ACFT.

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

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

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN



Contributing Factors

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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