NTSB Identification: MKC83LA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19663.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 09, 1983 in SPRINGFIELD, MO
Aircraft: BEECH 200, registration: N1847A
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING AN EMERGENCY FORCED LANDING ON A HIGHWAY THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A SIGN. THE AIRCRAFT HAD RUN OUT OF FUEL ON FINAL APPROACH TO SPRINGFIELD, MO. THE AIRCRAFT WAS ENROUTE FROM WHITE PLAINS, NY. TO TULSA, OK. THE PILOT DEPARTED WHITE PLAINS WITH LESS THAN FULL TANKS OF FUEL AND PASSED UP OPPORTUNITIES TO REFUEL ALONG HIS ROUTE. HE WAS LANDING AT SPRINGFIELD FOR FUEL WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

FATIGUE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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