NTSB Identification: ATL83FLG01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, November 18, 1982 in CLINTON, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/18/1983
Aircraft: PIPER 22, registration: N6116D
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

THE AIRCRAFT WAS REFUELED BEFORE DEPARTING GREENVILLE, KY. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT AS HE APPROACHED HIS DESTINATION, HE PROCEEDED ALONG A RADIAL FROM THE GREENWOOD VOR BUT COULD NOT FIND NEWBERRY. HE STATED THAT HE HUNTED TOO LONG BEFORE DIVERTING BACK TO GREENWOOD. ALSO, HE STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT RAN OUT OF FUEL SHORT OF GREENWOOD. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES AND BRUSH DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT NIGHT IN A WOODED AREA. REPORTEDLY, THE WEATHER AT THE ORIGINAL DESTINATION WAS MARGINAL VFR WITH RAIN AND FOG.

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

DELAYED..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

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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