NTSB Identification: CHI86LA064.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30469.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 11, 1986 in SCHAUMBURG, IL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-236, registration: N8470H
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN REFUELED THE DAY BEFORE IN BUFFALO NEW YORK. THE AIRCRAFT WAS THEN FLOWN TO CHICAGO,IL. THE DURATION OF THE FLIGHT WAS FOUR HOURS AND THIRTY MINUTES. THE FOLLOWING DAY, WITHOUT REFUELING, THE AIRCRAFT WAS FLOWN TO SCHAUMBURG, IL WHERE THE ENGINE STOPPED. THE PILOT SUBSEQUENTLY MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A STATE HIGHWAY STRIKING A CAR AND A ROW OF MAILBOXES. THE PILOT STATED HE FELT HE HAD 15.1 GALS OF FUEL REMAINING WHEN HE DEPARTED CHICAGO FOR SCHAUMBURG. HIS CALCULATION WAS BASED ON THE 4.5 HRS. FLOWN THE DAY BEFORE AT 75% POWER WITH 72 USABLE GALS. INVESTIGATION REVEALED LESS THAN ONE QUART OF FUEL REMAINING AFTER THE CRASH LANDING.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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:

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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