NTSB Identification: CHI82FA259
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 20, 1982 in WINAMAC, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/20/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-150, registration: N6241Z
Injuries: 1 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 PLT WAS PRACTICING AERIAL APPLICATION MANEUVERS, & AFTER MAKING A LOW PASS DOWN THE RWY AT HIS PRIVATE AIRSTRIP, THEENGINE QUIT. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH 30-FT HIGH POWER LINES LOCATED AT THE END OF THE STRIP. A STATE TROOPER WHO ARRIVED AT THE SCENE 10 TO 15 MIN AFTER THE ACCIDENT STATED THERE WAS NO SMELL OF FUEL. THE PLT'S DAUGHTER STATED THAT THERE HAD BEEN SOME LABORERS WORKING NEAR THE FARM PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT & THAT BOTH THE FARMS TRACTOR & CATERPILLAR HAD FUEL SIPHONED OUT OF THE FUEL TANKS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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:FUEL SUPPLY..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND
MANEUVER..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
CLEARANCE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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