NTSB Identification: ATL85FLQ01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29000.
Accident occurred Friday, September 27, 1985 in BOWLING GREEN, KY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N8450K
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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.

THE ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED DURING A FORCED LANDING IN A CORN FIELD FOLLOWING A LOSS OF PWR 5 MILES FROM THE DESTINATION ARPT. THE PLT REPORTED TO BOWLING GREEN FSS THAT HE WAS 'OUT OF GAS' AT AN ALT OF 3000 FT. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION DISCLOSED A TOTAL OF 24 OZS OF FUEL ON BOARD THE ACFT AT THE ACCIDENT SITE.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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