NTSB Identification: FTW86FRA09.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30009.
Accident occurred Monday, February 03, 1986 in LAKE JACKSON, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N52768
Injuries: 3 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT CRASHED DURING FORCED LANDING AFTER A POWER LOSS. THE ACFT ENG QUIT, AFTER A 4 HR X-COUNTRY, DURING THE LNDG APPROACH. THE ACFT HAD BEEN FLOWN LOCALLY OVER AN HOUR BY ANOTHER PLT (CREW). THIS MADE A CUMULATIVE FLT TIME ON THE ACFT OF OVER 5 HRS SINCE REFUELING. THE ACFT HELD 40 USABLE GALLONS OF FUEL AND BURNED 8 OR MORE GALS OF FUEL AN HR DEPENDING ON CIRCUMSTANCES OF OPERATION. THE ACFT WAS EXAMINED FOR FUEL AFTER THE ACC AND A LITTLE FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE TANKS AND CARBURETOR FLOAT BOWL BUT NONE IN THE GASCOLATOR OR RELATED FUEL LINES. THE REFUELED ENG WAS RUN SUCCESSFULLY ON A TEST STAND AFTER THE ACC. ONE OF THE PASSENGERS SAID HE AND THE PLT NOTED THE FUEL GAUGES AT A LOW FUEL STATE NEAR THE END OF THE FLT.

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..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:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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