NTSB Identification: LAX83LA028
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 07, 1982 in SAN ANDREAS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1983
Aircraft: PITTS S1, registration: N42JF
Injuries: 1 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 ACFT HAD BEEN AIRBORNE ABOUT 2 HRS & CONSUMED OVER 23 GALS OF FUEL WHEN THE ENG QUIT DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE OPERATOR STATED THIS WAS CONSIDERABLY MORE THEN THE NORMAL FUEL CONSUMPTION OF ABOUT 8 GALS/HR. DURING THE EMERGENCY LANDING THE ACFT STRUCK A POWER LINE OVER A ROAD. THE ACFT THEN LANDED ON THE ROAD & THE LEFT WING STRUCK A FIRE HYDRANT. IT THEN WENT THROUGH A BARBED WIRE FENCE.

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..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

POWERPLANT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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