NTSB Identification: ATL83LA115.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19667.
Accident occurred Monday, February 21, 1983 in PULASKI, VA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N9264J
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.
THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER FUEL EXHAUSTION ON THE FINAL LEG OF A CROSS-COUNTRY. THE PILOT MADE 5 ENROUTE STOPS AND NO REFUELING WAS PERFORMED AT ANY POINT DURING THOSE STOPS. DEPARTING THE LAST STOP THE PILOT ESTIMATED 45 MINUTES OF FUEL REMAINED. THE ENGINE STOPPED AT AN ALTITUDE OF 4500 FEET ABOUT 9 MILES FROM DESTINATION. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE OWNER FOUND 6 OUNCES OF FUEL IN ONE TANK AND NONE IN THE OTHER TANK. THE CARBURETOR BOWL HAD ONE AND ONE-HALF OUNCES OF FUEL IN IT.
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
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