NTSB Identification: DEN84LA205.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25817.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 01, 1984 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Aircraft: MOONEY 20E, registration: N2166X
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 PILOT FUELED THE AIRCRAFT WITH MINIMUM FUEL FOR THE INTENDED FLIGHT AND DID NOT RECALCULATE CONSUMPTION AFTER A ROUTE CHANGE WHICH EXTENDED FLIGHT. POWER LOSS OCCURRED ABOUT 1/4 MILE FROM DESTINATION. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO GLIDE TO THE RWY, BUT WAS UNABLE TO REACH IT. HE REPORTED THAT THE ACFT IMPACTED ON RISING TERRAIN (APRX 30 DEG) AT THE END OF THE RWY.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..NOT PERFORMED..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..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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