NTSB Identification: FTW83LA196.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22293.
Accident occurred Monday, April 18, 1983 in SOCORRO, NM
Aircraft: PIPER PA 24-180, registration: N5064P
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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.

THE ACFT WAS RETURNING FROM A CROSS-COUNTRY FLT AND CRASH LANDED ABOUT 1 MILE FROM THE ARPT WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT SAID HE ADDED POWER TO REACH THE RWY BUT THE ENGINE WOULD NOT RESPOND. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND AND SLID TO A STOP. AN FAA REPRESENTATIVE VISITED THE SCENE ABOUT 3 HOURS AFTER THE ACCIDENT. HE STATED HE COULD FIND NO FUEL IN EITHER TANK AND NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL LEAKAGE. HE ALSO STATED THAT THE THROTTLE CABLE APPEARED TO BE IN PROPER ORDER. THE ACFT WAS NOT REFUELED AT ITS ENROUTE STOP. THE TOTAL FLT TIME WAS 4 HOURS AND 39 MINUTES SINCE REFUELING.

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

FUEL SUPPLY..NOT MAINTAINED..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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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