NTSB Identification: LAX84LA270.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24087.
Accident occurred Friday, April 27, 1984 in FAIR OAKS, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N81784
Injuries: 3 Minor,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.

BEFORE DEPARTING ON A X-COUNTRY FLT, THE PLT WAS WARNED TO REFUEL MIDWAY ON HIS ROUTE. HE RECALCULATED HIS FUEL WHILE EN ROUTE & THOUGHT SUFFICIENT FUEL WAS REMAINING. DURING ARRIVAL, THE PLT ACTIVATED THE RWY LIGHTS, BUT DID NOT SEE THEM UNTIL HE WAS NEARLY OVER THE ARPT AT 1500 FT. HE TRIED TO DESCEND & LAND, BUT WAS TOO CLOSE TO THE RWY. HE ADVANCED THE THROTTLE TO MANEUVER & LAND; HOWEVER, THE ENG, WHICH HAD START TO LOSE POWER, QUIT COMPLETELY. THE PLT THEN STARTED TO LAND ON A STREET, BUT THERE WAS TRAFFIC, SO HE LANDED BETWEEN THE STREET & THE HOUSE. AN AUTO WAS STRUCK AS THE ACFT CAME TO A STOP. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE ENG HAD LOST POWER FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..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..VEHICLE



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK



Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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