NTSB Identification: DEN82DA163
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 15, 1982 in 5NM COLORADO SP, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/15/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N2292T
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE PILOT ON A CROSS-COUNTRY LANDED AFTER 2.4 HRS. NO REFUELING CREW WAS FOUND SO HE MEASURED 15 GALS INTO EACH TANK FORABOUT 25 GALS EACH. THE NEXT LEG WAS 3.5 HOURS. AT 3.3 HRS BOTH TANKS WERE OUT OF USEABLE FUEL 6 MILES FROM THE DESTINATION. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE AT NIGHT IN AN OPEN ROUGH FIELD AND THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED.

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:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


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