NTSB Identification: NYC83LA048.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19665.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 05, 1983 in GRANVILLE, PA
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN AT-6D, registration: N29947
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
AIRCRAFT ON CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT RAN OUT OF FUEL AND MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A FIELD AND COLLIDED WITH A FEW SCATTERED APPLE TREES. IRONICALLY THERE WAS AN AIRPORT ADJACENT TO THE LANDING SITE. THE PILOT HAD ENCOUNTERED CLOUD COVER AT HIS DESTINATION AND DIVERTED TO PHILIPSBURG. HE WAS ADVISED BY RADIO THAT PHILIPSBURG HAD NO FUEL SO HE DECIDED TO GO TO UNIVERSITY PARK. AFTER DESCENDING THROUGH SCATTERED CLOUDS INTO THE WRONG VALLEY AND NOT SEEING THE AIRPORT THE PILOT SAW AN OPEN FIELD AND HEADED FOR IT. ENROUTE THE AIRCRAFT RAN OUT OF FUEL. THE PILOT LANDED WITH GEAR AND FLAPS UP. THE RIGHT WING WAS TORN OFF BY A TREE
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:IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
PLANNED APPROACH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LOWERING OF FLAPS..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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