NTSB Identification: LAX87LA347.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34619.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 26, 1987 in SAN RAMON, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182D, registration: N8711X
Injuries: 4 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.

AFTER TELLING THE LINEMAN AT CALEXICO, CA TO FILL THE TANKS, THE PLT WALKED AWAY FROM THE ACFT TO CLEAR CUSTOMS. WHEN HE RETURNED, HE LOADED HIS PASSENGERS INTO THE ACFT AND DEPARTED THE ARPT. AFTER FLYING 3 AND 1/2 HOURS THE ENGINE STOPPED AND THE ACFT WAS FORCE LANDED ONTO A GOLF COURSE. THE ACFT CAME TO REST AT THE BOTTOM OF A HILL AGAINST A BARBED WIRE FENCE. EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL TANKS REVEALED THEY WERE BOTH EMPTY.

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..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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