NTSB Identification: MIA85FA041.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27256.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 21, 1984 in ORLANDO, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N82108
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

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.

NUMEROUS WITNESSES HEARD THE ENGINE SPUTTER AND THEN STOP. THE EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THE PILOT ATTEMPTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT THE PARKING LOT. WHILE MANEUVERING AT VERY LOW ALTITUDES AND AIRSPEEDS, THE LEFT WING HIT A LIGHT POLE. THE PRIVATE PILOT HAD A TOTAL OF 79 HOURS LOGGED. NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE LINES OR IN THE FUEL TANKS.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE



Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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