NTSB Identification: MIA91LA216.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44055.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 07, 1991 in TITUSVILLE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/24/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N5648B
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.

ENGINE QUIT ON FINAL APPROACH WHILE RETURNING FROM DROPPING PARACHUTISTS. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A FIELD AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A DITCH ON ROLLOUT. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT BY FAA INSPECTORS INDICATED THE LEFT FUEL TANK CONTAINED ONE PINT OF FUEL AND THE RIGHT FUEL TANK CONTAINED 1 GALLON OF FUEL. AIRCRAFT INFORMATION INDICATED 1.5 GALLONS OF FUEL IS UNUSABLE IN EACH TANK. THE ENGINE OPERATED NORMALLY AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND THERE WAS NO PRE OR POST CRASH FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE AIRCRAFT.

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

THE PILOT IN COMMAND'S IMPROPER PREFLIGHT PLANNING AND HIS FAILURE TO ENSURE THAT THE AIRCRAFT CONTAINED SUFFICIENT FUEL FOR THE FLIGHT.

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