NTSB Identification: FTW82FPA15
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 16, 1982 in MARLIN, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/16/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N8760D
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor.

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 STATED THAT AFTER TAKEOFF, AT AN ALTITUDE OF APPROXIMATELY 200 FEET AGL, THE ENGINE QUIT. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN THE AIRCRAFT LOST AIRSPEED AND ALTITUDE AND COLLIDED WITH TREES. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE AT THE ACCIDENT SITE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL. THE AIRCRAFT FUEL GAGES WERE PLACARDED "NO TAKEOFFS PERMITTED WHEN TANKS LESS THAN 1/3 FULL". THE PILOT STATED THAT HE DID NOT LOOK IN THE FUEL TANKS AND THE FUEL GAGES READ LESS THAN 1/3 FULL.

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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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