NTSB Identification: LAX87LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32185.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 04, 1987 in WICKENBURG, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182F, registration: N3587U
Injuries: 4 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING A PLEASURE CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE ENGINE QUIT APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES WEST OF THE WICKENBURG AIRPORT AND THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING OFF THE ARPT IN A FIELD. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED THAT THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS POSITIONED TO THE RIGHT TANK. VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE FUEL TANKS REVEALED THAT THE RIGHT TANK WAS EMPTY AND NO FUEL DRAINED FROM THE SUMP. THE LEFT TANK HAD A TRACE OF FUEL BUT NOT DRAINED FROM THE SUMP. THE PLT'S FLYING TIME WAS NOT AVAILABLE/NOT REPORTED.

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:

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

Index for Jan1987 | Index of months