NTSB Identification: ATL85LA249.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29379.
Accident occurred Friday, August 16, 1985 in YANCEYVILLE, NC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N47994
Injuries: 4 Minor,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 NON INSTRUMENT RATED PRIVATE PILOT FLEW INTO KNOW ADVERSE WX CONDITIONS. WHILE RECEIVING VECTORS TO THE NEAREST AIRPORT, THE ENG LOST POWER DUR TO FUEL EXHAUSTION AND AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS MADE IN A FIELD NEAR A PRIVATE RESIDENCE.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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