NTSB Identification: NYC84FA313.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27076.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 15, 1984 in BUFFALO, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N4512E
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT CRASHED ON MAIN STREET, BUFFALO, NY, WHILE EXECUTING A FORCED LANDING DURING AN AIR TAXI CARGO OPERATION. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT BASED ON FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS THE PLT HAD NOT ALLOWED FOR ALL CONTINGENCIES DURING HIS ORGINAL FLT PLANNING & THE ACFT WAS OPERATED IN AVERY PRECARIOUS CONDITION DURING THE LATTER STAGES OF FLT.

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

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IFR PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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