NTSB Identification: MIA84FA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23867.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 12, 1984 in PINELLAS PARK, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N4501T
Injuries: 3 Serious.

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 CRASHED DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT. AFTER THE CRASH NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL TANKS. THE PLT STATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED STRONG X-WINDS AND DEVIATED FROM PLANNED COURSE. WHEN HE REALIZED FUEL WAS LOW HE 'DECLARED EMERGENCY' BUT IT WAS TOO LATE TO MAKE A SAFE LANDING.

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:

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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