NTSB Identification: MIA85FA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26466.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 03, 1984 in JASPER, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30, registration: N777WM
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.

DUE TO A LOW FUEL STATE THE PLT ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON A ROAD. POWER LINES AND POLES FORCED THE PLT TO LAND IN UNIMPROVED TERRAIN NEXT TO THE ROAD. DURING TOUCH DOWN THE LEFT WING STRUCK A DIRT BANK. EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED THAT 3 GALS OF FUEL REMAINED IN THE LEFT WING TANK. ALL OTHER TANKS WERE EMPTY.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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