NTSB Identification: MKC85LA159.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28341.
Accident occurred Monday, July 15, 1985 in SPRINGFIELD, MO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N5424W
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING A WX BRIEFING, THE PLT WAS ADVISED OF POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS AT HIS DESTINATION. WHILE EN ROUTE, HE WAS TOLD THAT THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY AT HIS DESTINATION WAS CONFIRMED BY RADAR. DURING THE LAST 40 MIN OF THE FLT, THE PLT FLEW PAST APRX 15 ARPTS WHERE HE COULD HAVE LANDED IN VFR CONDITIONS. DURING ARRIVAL, THE ARPT WAS WELL BELOW VFR MINIMUMS. SINCE THE ACFT WAS LOW ON FUEL, THE PLT ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A FIELD. DURING THE ROLL-OUT THE ACFT STRUCK A BARBED WIRE FENCE & TWO FENCE POSTS.

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


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..LOW LEVEL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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