NTSB Identification: LAX82FA308
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 22, 1982 in LOS ANGELES, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/22/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N6825P
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 FLT DEPARTED SANTA MONICA AT 0830 FOR A LOCAL FLT. AT 0926 THE PLT CALLED FROM DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES FOR LANDING AT SANTA MONICA. AT 9028 THE PLT 3 MI EAST OF A VFR REPORTING POINT WITH ENG TROUBLE & THAT HE HAD TO COME DOWN. THE ACFT WING STRUCK THE ROOF OF A HOUSE IN A DENSELY POPULATED RESIDENTIAL AREA COMING TO REST IN THE STREET ON TOP OF TWO CARS.THERE WAS NO FUEL IN THE LINE TO THE CARBURETOR. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS ON THE RIGHT TANK WHICH WAS FOUND DRY. THE RUPTURED LEFT TANK CONTAINED APPROXIMATELY 2 GALS. FIREMEN ESTIMATED THAT APPROXIMATELY AN ADDITIONAL 2 GALS HAD FLOWED OUT. ALL FUEL ON BOARD THE ACFT WAS USABLE.

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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