NTSB Identification: MIA84LA109.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24092.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 14, 1984 in KISSIMMEE, FL
Aircraft: Piper PA-23-150, registration: N2070P
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

EARLIER IN THE DAY, THE PLT HAD FLOWN FROM ORLANDO TO LAKELAND, FL. BEFORE THAT FLT, HE HAD NOT VISUALLY CHECKED THE FUEL, BUT HAD RELIED ON ESTIMATES & HIS FUEL GAGES. ON THE RETURN FLT, HE AGAIN TOOK OFF WITHOUT VISUALLY CHECKING THE FUEL. WHILE EN ROUTE, THE ENGINES BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH, SO HE ELECTED TO LAND AT KISSIMMEE, FL. HOWEVER, BOTH ENGS LOST POWER DURING THE APCH, A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE ABOUT 600 TO 700 YDS SHORT OF THE RWY & THE ACFT STRUCK A TREE. THE PLT STATED THAT THE ACFT RAN OUT OF FUEL.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION

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