NTSB Identification: SEA83LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20680.
Accident occurred Monday, May 23, 1983 in WINEAR, ID
Aircraft: CALLAIR A-9B, registration: N7778V
Injuries: 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 COLLIDED WITH A FENCE DURING AN OFF AIRPORT FORCED LANDING. THE PILOT WAS COMPLETING AN AERIAL APPLICATION PASS & WHEN THE LOW FUEL WARNING LIGHT CAME ON THE PILOT SWITCHED TANKS & TURNED ON FUEL BOOSTER. THE ENGINE QUIT AT ABOUT 200 FEET AGL. INVESTIGATION REVEALED SLIGHTLY LESS THAN 3 1/2 GALLONS OF FUEL PER TANK. THE OPERATORS MANUAL STATES THAT THE LAST 3 1/2 GALLONS OF FUEL MAY NOT BE USEABLE DURING STEEP TURNS.

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

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INACCURATE..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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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