NTSB Identification: FTW83LA032
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 01, 1982 in HOUSTON, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/01/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-300, registration: N21136
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A TREE WHEN THE PILOT WAS LANDING ON A ROAD. AFTER TREE IMPACT, THE AIRCRAFT SPUN AROUND AND CRASHED ON THE ROAD SLIDING INTO A CULVERT AND A TELEPHONE POLE. THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN STOLEN AND TWO OCCUPANTS WERE OBSERVED TO EXIT THE AIRCRAFT AND RUN. IT IS ASSUMED THEY WERE NOT INJURED. AN EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED EMPTY FUEL TANKS.

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:

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

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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