NTSB Identification: LAX91LA227.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43727.
Accident occurred Monday, May 27, 1991 in SANTA CLARITA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA R172K, registration: N736MR
Injuries: 4 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.

ACCORDING TO THE OPERATOR, THE PILOT LEFT VAN NUYS ON THE AFTERNOON OF MAY 24, 1991, ENROUTE TO LAKE HAVASU FOR THE WEEKEND. AT THE TIME THE PILOT ACCEPTED THE AIRCRAFT, THE FUEL LEVEL WAS SOMETHING LESS THAN FULL. AT LAKE HAVASU, THE PILOT LOADED 11.8 GALLONS OF FUEL ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT AT THE ACCIDENT SITE BY FAA PERSONNEL FROM THE VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA, FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICE REVEALED THAT ONLY RESIDUAL FUEL WAS LEFT IN THE FUEL TANKS.

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

FUEL EXHAUSTION DUE TO THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO PROPERLY PERFORM PREFLIGHT PLANNING AND TO ENSURE THAT AN ADEQUATE FUEL SUPPLY EXISTED FOR THE FLIGHT.

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