NTSB Identification: LAX85LA004.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26932.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 07, 1984 in LAMONT, CA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N6587
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 STATED THAT HE HAD FLOWN EARLIER ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT FOR APRX 30 MINS. HE STATED THAT HE INTENDED TO REFUEL BEFORE HIS NEXT FLIGHT, BUT BECAUSE THE FUEL HOSE WOULD NOT REACH THE AIRCRAFT, THE ACFT WAS NOT REFUELED. THEPILOT DID NOT VISUALLY CHECK FUEL QUANTITY BEFORE DEPARTING AND RELIED ON FUEL GAGES. THE PILOT TOOK OFF AND FLEW THREE 1/2 MI LONG PASSES BEFORE THE ENGINE QUIT. POST CRASH EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL.

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:

REFUELING..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

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