NTSB Identification: CHI83LA170.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22717.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 19, 1983 in RICE LAKE, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N1491T
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 ACFT HIT A DITCH AND NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PLT WAS ON A CROSS COUNTRY AND HAD LANDED ENROUTE 3 TIMES WITHOUT REFUELING. WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF EAU CLAIRE FSS HE OVERFLEW RICE LAKE ARPT BUT COULD NOT FIND IT. THE ACFT RAN OUT OF FUEL AND LANDED 2 MILES FROM THE ARPT.

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:

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..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..DITCH


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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