NTSB Identification: ATL88LA021.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35431.
Accident occurred Friday, October 23, 1987 in SWAINSBORO, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/17/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N4946G
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 ACFT WAS BEING RETURNED TO ITS HOME BASE FOLLOWING A 100 HOUR INSPECTION. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENG QUIT AS HE WAS DESCENDING PRIOR TO TRAFFIC PATTERN ENTRY. AN OFF AIRPORT LANDING WAS ATTEMPTED. THE LANDING GEAR WAS EXTENSIVELYDAMAGED AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO FUEL IN THE CARBURETOR OR THE GASCOLATOR. FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE TANKS AND NO BLOCKAGES WERE FOUND. ACTIVATION OF THE FUEL SELECTOR PRODUCED FUEL TO THE SYSTEM.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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