NTSB Identification: SEA85FA198.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28941.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, August 15, 1985 in SPARKS, NV
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N27476
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACFT EXHAUSTED FUEL ENROUTE TO DESTINATION DURING CROSS COUN TRY NIGHT FLGT. PLT ADVISED ATCT OF LOSS OF ENGINES ABOUT 20 MILES OUT. PLT MADE DEADSTICK LANDING ON HWY, STRUCK BRIDGE DIVIDER. NO FIRE OR REPORTED INJURES. INSPECTION DISCLOSED DRY FUEL TANKS.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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