NTSB Identification: ATL82FID13
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 19, 1982 in FRANKLIN, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1983
Aircraft: BEECH B-19, registration: N7698R
Injuries: 1 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.

N7698R CRASHED WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH, APPROXIMATELY ONE HALF MILE EAST OF FRANKLIN AIRPORT. THE FATHER OF THE PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN TAKEN WITHOUT PERMISSION. THE PILOT HOLDS AN EXPIRED STUDENT PILOT CERTIFICATE. IN ADDITION, THE PILOT WAS UNDER TREATMENT FOR A MEDICAL CONDITION.

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:

JUDGMENT..POOR..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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT



Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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