NTSB Identification: ATL91LA072.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44657.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 27, 1991 in GREER, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 182D, registration: N9884X
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 PILOT REPORTED THAT AT ABOUT 3.5 HOURS INTO HIS FLIGHT, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. HE APPLIED CARB HEAT, BUT THIS DID NOT REMEDY THE PROBLEM. UNABLE TO MAINTAIN LEVEL FLIGHT, HE FORCE LANDED THE AIRPLANE IN A FIELD, AND THE AIRPLANE WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. INSPECTION OF THE AIRPLANE AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED THAT THE FUEL SYSTEM CONTAINED ABOUT 1/2 QUART OF FUEL. THE ENGINE RAN SATISFACTORILY ON A TEST STAND. NO EVIDENCE OF MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE WAS OBSERVED.

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

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER PLANNING/DECISION, WHICH RESULTED IN FUEL EXHAUSTION DUE TO AN INADEQUATE SUPPLY OF FUEL.

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