NTSB Identification: LAX85LA318.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27934.
Accident occurred Friday, July 12, 1985 in PASO ROBLES, CA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-1B, registration: N8964L
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 PASO ROBLES (PRB) FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SPECIALIST REPTD THAT THE PILOT RADIOED THAT THE AIRCRAFT RAN OUT OF FUEL ABT 5 MILES SO OF PRB. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE DISCLSED BOTH WING FUEL TANKS CONTAINED LESS THAT 1 GALLON OF FUEL IN EACH TANK. NO EVIDENCE OF ANY FUEL LEAKS WAS OBSERVED NEAR THE CARBURETOR OR FUEL TANKS. THE FUEL TANKS INTEGRITY WAS NOT COMPROMISED.

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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