NTSB Identification: NYC85LA217.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27969.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 18, 1985 in GOSHEN, NY
Aircraft: PIPER J-3, registration: N35515
Injuries: 1 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.

ACFT RAN OUT OF FUEL WHILE PLT WAS RETURNING TO ORANGE CO ARPT. PLT ALMOST FROZE ON CONTROLS WHEN ACFT ENGINE STOPPED RUNNING. PLT OVERSHOT EMERG LANDING FCD AND HIT TREES.

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

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

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

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..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:

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

PANIC..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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