NTSB Identification: NYC82DA132
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 26, 1982 in PRESQUE ISLE, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/26/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N9592J
Injuries: 2 Minor,2 Uninjured.

DURING A CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT THE PILOT MADE TWO STOPS TO AVOID A SLOW MOVING FRONT, THE PILOT STATED HE REACHED THE DESTINATION LATER THAN PLANNED AND DEPARTED WITH LESS FUEL ON BOARD THAN PLANNED. THE ENGINE QUIT DURING THE RETURN FLIGHT. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE INTO TREES SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGING THE AIRCRAFT. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE FUEL SUPPLY WAS EXHAUSTED.

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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