NTSB Identification: LAX82FUJ31
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 24, 1982 in SAN SIMON, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1983
Aircraft: ROCKWELL COMMANDER 114, registration: N4802W
Injuries: 2 Serious.
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.
AFTER REFUELING AT ABILENE THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED AROUND NOON ON THE SECOND LEG OF A FLIGHT TO REPOSSESS THE AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE RAN THE ENGINE AT FULL RICH WITH THE FUEL FLOW METER READING 18 GPH. USING THIS FIGURE THE AIRCRAFT SHOULD HAVE RUN OUT OF FUEL AFTER 3.77 HOURS OF FLIGHT. THE PASSENGER, A RATED PILOT SITTING IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT, SUGGESTED THAT THEY STOP FOR FUEL AT LEAST TWICE DURING THE FLIGHT, HOWEVER THE PILOT ELECTED TO CONTINUE. THE ENGINE RAN OUT OF FUEL AT APPROXIMATELY 1630 CST AND A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE NEXT TO A FREEWAY OVERPASS.
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:IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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