NTSB Identification: ATL94LA003.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, October 05, 1993 in ROGERSVILLE, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/17/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA T188C, registration: N42402
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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AFTER TAKE OFF, THE ENGINE QUIT AND A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A WOODED TERRAIN. THE WRECKAGE AND ACCIDENT SITE WERE EXAMINED WHICH REVEALED THAT RESIDUAL FUEL REMAINED IN THE FUEL LINE BETWEEN THE FUEL PUMP AND THE FUEL INJECTOR. LESS THAN ONE OUNCE OF FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE GASCOLATOR, AND THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND IN THE 'ON' POSITION. THE LEFT WING HAD SEPARATED FROM THE FUESELAGE WHICH PULLED THE FUEL LINE FROM THE TANK; HOWEVER, NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL SPILLAGE WAS FOUND ON THE GROUND.

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

WAS THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE PRE-FLIGHT PREPARATION WHICH RESULTED IN FUEL EXHAUSTION DURING TAKE OFF.

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