NTSB Identification: MKC85FA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26071.
Accident occurred Monday, November 19, 1984 in STUTTGART, AR
Aircraft: PIPER J5A, registration: N35786
Injuries: 2 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.

THE ACFT WAS BEING FERRIED X-COUNTRY IN LEGS OF APPROXIMATELY 2 HRS FLT DURATION. THE ACFT WAS REFUELED FOR THE NEXT LEGAND IT NEEDED 18 GALLONS OF FUEL. THE PLT WAS PREDICTING A BURN OF 5-6 GALLONS OF FUEL PER HOUR. AFTER A FLT OF 2 HRS AND 17 MINUTES WITH DESTINATION IN SIGHT THE ACFT ENGINE QUIT. THE ACFT WAS FORCED TO LAND OFF ARPT. AN INSPECTION OF THE ACFT BY FAA AFTER THE ACCIDENT SHOWED NO FUEL ABOARD THE ACFT. NO DISCREPANCIES OF EQUIPMENT WERE FOUND. THERE WAS A SIGHT FUEL GAGE AVAILABLE FOR THE PLTS USE TO MONITOR FUEL USAGE. THE ACFT TOTAL FUEL CAPACITY IS 19 GALLONS. THERE WERE ARPTS IN THE LINE OF FLT WHERE AN EN ROUTE STOP FOR FUEL COULD HAVE BEEN ACCOMPLISHED.

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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