NTSB Identification: LAX83FA123.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23000.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 05, 1983 in BLYTHE, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N9716T
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE ACFT EXPERIENCED A POWER LOSS. DURING THE SUBSEQUENT FORCED LANDING THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES. WRECKAGE EXAMINATION DISCLOSED NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL AND THE ENGINE OPERATED NORMALLY DURING A FUNCTIONAL TEST CONDUCTED 6 DAYS AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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