NTSB Identification: DEN74FQA45
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N5180Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1431  74/5/17    ALBUQUERQUE,N MEX   PIPER PA-23         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1406                    N5180Y              PX-  0  0  4  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 46, 324 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            36 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - ALBUQUERQUE INTL
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ALBUQUERQUE,N MEX           ROSWELL,N MEX
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           STALL: MUSH                                              LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWERPLANT & POWERPLANT CONTROLS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FUEL STARVATION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO OBTAIN/MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPER EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - RECIEVED RECORDED BRIEFING BY LFMF RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING ON AIRPORT/SEAPLANE BASE/HELIPT.
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN                                                    1500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      82
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          280                                                       8
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      VFR
        REMARKS- MIXTURES TOO LEAN DRG TKOF. INOP ENG NOT FEATHERED.ACFT BELOW VMC ON FINAL APCH. DENS ALT 7900 FT.

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