NTSB Identification: NYC87LA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34053.
Accident occurred Friday, January 09, 1987 in MARSTON MILLS, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 170A, registration: N5571C
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 FLIGHT WAS ON AN AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY MISSION BUT DUE TO THE HEAVY CLOUD COVER, THE AIRCRAFT RETURNED TO DEPARTURE AIRPORT. THE ENGINE QUIT BEFORE REACHING THE RUNWAY AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED WHEN IT COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN. EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL TANKS REVEALED THAT THE LEFT TANK CONTAINED 5 GALLONS OF FUEL WHILE THE RIGHT TANK CONTAINED ABOUT 2 GALLONS

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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