NTSB Identification: FTW82FA137
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 18, 1982 in SAN ANTONIO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/18/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N3580D
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT WAS TRYING TO LAND AFTER BOTH ENGINES FAILED DURING TAKEOFF AFTER THE AIRCRAFT WAS REFUELED WITH JET FUEL INSTEAD OF GASOLINE. THE WEATHER WAS IFR WITH FOG, LOW CEILING AND RAIN. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING A FORCED LANDING AND WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE AFTER IMPACT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..IMPROPER

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

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..FBO PERSONNEL

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

INADEQUATE TRAINING..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT

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

ANNUNCIATOR PANEL LIGHT(S)..IMPROPER


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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