NTSB Identification: SEA84LA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24471.
Accident occurred Monday, May 21, 1984 in ENUMCLAW, WA
Aircraft: MORRISEY 2150, registration: N5601B
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.

THE PLT WAS ON A LOCAL TEST FLT TO CHECK THE FLT CONTROLS THAT HAD JUST BEEN ADJUSTED. BEFORE TAKING OFF, HE VISUALLY INSPECTED THE FUEL TANKS, BUT COULD NOT SEE FUEL SINCE ANYTHING LESS THAN 1/2 TANK WAS NOT VISIBLE. HE SAID THE FUEL GAGES INDICATED BOTH TANKS WERE 1/4 FULL. HE TOOK OFF & FLEW APPX 15 MIN. WHEN HE WAS TURNING ONTO FINAL APCH TO LAND, THE ENG LOST POWER FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE GEAR COLLAPSED DURING A LANDING ON MUDDY TERRAIN.

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..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION

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