NTSB Identification: CHI84LA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22651.
Accident occurred Monday, December 26, 1983 in TERRE HAUTE, IN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N44042
Injuries: 2 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 MADE AN OFF ARPT FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE FLT DEPARTED WICHITA FALLS, TX AT 1516 WITH 48 GALLONS OF FUEL ON BOARD. WHEN ABOUT 7 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF TERRE HAUTE, IN, THE ENGINE QUIT. THEPLT TRIED TO RESTART THE ENGINE BUT COULD NOT. THE FUEL GAUGES INDICATED BETWEEN 1/16 AND 1/8 OF A TANK AT THIS TIME. THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS 2130. AN FAA INSPECTOR EXAMINED THE ACFT AND REPORTED THAT THE FUEL TANKS WERE EMPTY AT THE ACCIDENT SITE.

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..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


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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