NTSB Identification: NYC82FGM14
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 21, 1982 in SHANKSVILLE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N1885T
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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.

DURING PREFLIGHT THE PLT ESTIMATED HE HAD ABOUT 18 GALS OF FUEL ON BOARD. APPROXIMATELY 10 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENG QUIT DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE POLE DURING THE FORCED LANDING. THE ARPT'S FBO STATED THAT FUEL WAS NOT AVAILABLE AS THE SUPPLY HAD BEEN DEPLETED SINCE 7/15.

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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