NTSB Identification: LAX82FUG15
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, August 19, 1982 in FONTANA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/19/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N24MF
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

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.

APPROXIMATELY 5 HRS AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT CONTACTED ONTARIO TOWER & REQUESTED RADAR VECTORS TO THE ARPT BECAUSE HE HAD AN ENG OUT. AFTER SWITCHING TO APPROACH CONTROL THE PLT BEGAN RECEIVING VECTORS TO THE ARPT. AT 0209 THE PLT ADVISED A/C THAT HE RAN OUT OF FUEL. THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A BACK LOT IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA ABOUT 9 MI EAST OF ONTARIO ARPT. INITIAL RADAR IDENTIFICATION WAS MADE APPROXIMATELY 22 MI EAST OF ONTARIO ARPT WITHIN 4 MI OF TWO ARPTS. AT NO TIME DID THE PLT TELL A/C THAT HE WAS LOW ON FUEL.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..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:

FUEL SUPPLY..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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 OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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