NTSB Identification: NYC84FGM07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25684.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 16, 1984 in SOUTH FORK, PA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N8257N
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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.

UPON DEPARTURE THE PLT ESTIMATED 25 GAL OF FUEL. THE TOTAL POWER LOSS OCCURRED 1 HR AND 55 MIN LATER. AFTER THE FORCED LDG ON UNIMPROVED TERRAIN NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL REMAINED IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. THERE WAS NO INDICATION OF ANY FULL SPILL FROM THE RUPTURED LEFT TANK. THREE OUNCES OF FUEL WERE DRAINED FROM THE RIGHT TANK.

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:

PLANNING/DECISION..MISJUDGED..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

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