NTSB Identification: LAX86LA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30052.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 26, 1985 in UKIAH, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N123
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.

WHILE EN ROUTE TO SONOMA COUNTY ARPT, SANTA ROSA, CA, THE PLT BECAME CONCERNED ABOUT THE ACFT FUEL STATE. THE PLT ELECTED TO DIVERT TO UKIAH ARPT, UKIAH, CA, AND WHILE EN ROUTE THE ACFT EXPERIENCED TOTAL PWR LOSS DUE TO FUEL STARVATION. DURING THE FORCED LANDING THE PLT LANDED LONG, OVERRAN THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY AND COLLIDED WITH A LOCALIZER ANTENNA. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE FAILED TO SWITCH TO THE AUXILIARY FUEL TANKS WHICH CONTAINED FUEL.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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