NTSB Identification: NYC84LA012.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22150.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 22, 1983 in WEST MIFFLIN, PA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N6247Z
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 PILOT SAID THAT PRIOR TO DEPARTURE HE VISUALLY CHECKED THE TANKS, FOUND FUEL IN THE TANKS AND THE FUEL INDICATOR WORKING PROPERLY. ON FINAL APRCH AT DESTINATION, THE ENGINE STOPPED AND THE ACFT LANDED IN TREES APRX 2 MILES SHORT OF THE RWY. DURING POST ACCIDENT EXAM NO FUEL COULD BE FOUND IN THE FUEL TANKS, GASCOLATOR OR FUEL QUANTITY TRANSMITTER.

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..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

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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