NTSB Identification: FTW87LA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33267.
Accident occurred Friday, March 13, 1987 in MIDLAND, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 185A, registration: N3306R
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.

DURING TAKE OFF, THE AIRCRAFTS ENGINE FAILED DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PILOT MADE AN EMERGENCY FORCED LANDING IN A ROUGH UNEVEN FIELD, CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE LEFT WING SPAR, LEFT MAIN GEAR, AND LEFT ELEVATOR. THE PILOT DID NOT HOLD A CERTIFICATE/RTATING.

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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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