NTSB Identification: ATL83LA244.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21617.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 26, 1983 in RUSSELL, KY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N6982J
Injuries: 4 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.

APRX 3 HRS & 19 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PLT MADE A RADIO TRANSMISSION, STATING THAT HE HAD RUN OUT OF FUEL. REPORTEDLY, HE HAD TAKEN OFF WITH 43 GAL OF FUEL ON BOARD. DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING, THE ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. AFTER LANDING, THE PLT REPORTEDLY FOUND SIGNS OF A BIRD STRIKE IN THE AIR SCOOP.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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