NTSB Identification: ATL84LA177.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24642.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 20, 1984 in TALLASSEE, AL
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-1B, registration: N9907L
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PLT STATED HE DEPARTED FULTON COUNTY ARPT WITH APRX 12 GALS OF FUEL ON BOARD. ABOUT 20 MINS LATER, THE LEFT FUEL TANK RAN DRY & THE PLT SELECTED THE RIGHT TANK & CONTINUED THE FLT WITH THE INTENTION OF REFUELING AT EITHER TUSKEGEE ORTALLASSEE. UPON ARRIVAL AT TUSKEGEE, THE PLT FOUND THE ARPT UNATTENDED & NO FUEL WAS AVAILABLE. THE SAME OCCURRED UPON REACHING TALLASSEE. FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED EN ROUTE TO MONTGOMERY & A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE ON THE MEDIAN OF I-85 WHERE THE PLT DRAGGED A WING TIP WHILE AVOIDING TRAFFIC.

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:

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE

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