NTSB Identification: NYC82DA138
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 02, 1982 in WEST HAVEN, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/02/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-1C, registration: N39050
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE STUDENT PILOT DEPARTED BRIDGEPORT, CT AT 1200 HOURS AND ARRIVED AT NANTUCKET, MA AT 1345 HOURS. WHILE EN ROUTE, HE MADE A TOUCH-AND-GO AT FISHERS ISLAND AND PRACTICED STALL MANEUVERS. HE DEPARTED NANTUCKET AT ABOUT 1430 HOURS WITHOUT REFUELING. SUBSEQUENTLY, HE RAN LOW ON FUEL AND DIVERTED TO NEW HAVEN, CT. HOWEVER, FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED AND HE MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A SAND BAR. DURING THE LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK ROCKS AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED.

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:

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..LOW LEVEL


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