NTSB Identification: NYC84LA206.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25487.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 06, 1984 in PATTON, PA
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N84399
Injuries: 2 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.
ENG QUIT AT AN ALT OF 50-75 FT AFTER TAKEOFF. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A PLOWED FIELD. THE ACFT WAS REMOVED FROM THEFIELD AND EXAMINED BY A FAA AIRWORTHINESS INSPECTOR AT A LATER DATE. INSPECTION REVEALED THE FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY AND THEGASCOLATOR WAS BROKEN OFF. A SMALL AMT OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR ALTHOUGH THE PLT STATED THE ACFT HAD BEEN REFUELED WITH AV-GAS. THE CARBURETOR AND MAGNETOS WERE BENCH TESTED AND FOUND TO OPERATE WITHIN MANUFACTURERS SPECIFICATIONS.
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:PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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