NTSB Identification: NYC83FA107.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23440.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 01, 1983 in CORAM, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N5738P
Injuries: 1 Fatal,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.

THE ACFT CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER DECLARING AN 'EMERGENCY.' A WITNESS SAW THE ACFT, BUT HEARD NO ENG SOUND PRIOR TO THE CRASH. EXAMINATION OF ENG FAILED TO REVEAL ANY DISCREPANCIES. HOWEVER, WHEN THE CARBURETOR WAS EXAMINED NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE LINE BETWEEN THE ENG DRIVEN FUEL PUMP AND THE CARB. THE CARB WAS EMPTY OF USEABLE FUEL.

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:

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

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

FUEL SUPPLY..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS

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