NTSB Identification: MKC85FPG01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26539.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 20, 1984 in PINE BLUFF, AR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151, registration: N203AT
Injuries: 3 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.

WHILE ON A X-COUNTRY PERSONAL FLIGHT, THE PLT BECAME DISORIENTED NEAR PINE BLUFF, AR. HE FLEW FOR SEVERAL MINUTES BEFORE CONTACTING AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FOR ASSISTANCE. WHILE BEING VECTURED TO THE PINE BLUFF AIRPORT BY ATC, THE ACFT RAN OUT OF FUEL AND CRASHED. WX AT THE TIME OF ACCIDENT WAS MARGINAL VFR WITH 3700 FT OVERCAST, 3 MILES VISIBILITY AND FOG.

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:

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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