NTSB Identification: ATL88LA221.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37351.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 28, 1988 in ELBERTA, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/15/1991
Aircraft: CESSNA 182A, registration: N4090D
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.

THE PLT WAS ON A X-COUNTRY FLT FROM ELBERTA, AL, TO DESTIN, FL & RETURN. THE FLT INCLUDED 4 EN ROUTE STOPS TO PICK UP & DROP OFF PAX. DURING AN EN ROUTE STOP, THE PLT CHECKED THE FUEL BY USING A HOME MADE DIP STICK & HE THOUGHT THERE WAS SUFFICIENT FUEL TO REACH THE FINAL DESTN. HOWEVER, HE DIDN'T KNOW THE GALLON EQUIVALENT PER INCH OF FUEL. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ENG LOST POWER FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION BEFORE THE PLT REACHED THE DESTN ARPT. HE SELECTED THE MOST SUITABLE AREA FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING, BUT THE NOSE GEAR DUG INTO SOFT/WET TERRAIN & THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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