NTSB Identification: SEA85LA215.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29214.
Accident occurred Monday, September 16, 1985 in VALE, OR
Aircraft: VARGA 2150A, registration: N8291J
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.

THE ACFT NOSED DOWN AFTER THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED DURING A FORCED LANDING ON A DIRT ROAD FOLLOWING A LOSS OF PWR. THE PLT REPORTED THAT APRX 1 HR INTO THE X-COUNTRY FLT HE NOTED THE FUEL GAGES INDICATED 1/2 FULL ON EACH TANK. A STATE TROOPER REPORTED HE CHECKED THE ACFT FUEL TANKS AT THE ACCIDENT SITE AND NO FUEL WAS PRESENT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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