NTSB Identification: ATL86FEI09.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31221.
Accident occurred Friday, August 15, 1986 in GLEN WILLOW, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N52494
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 WAS DAMAGED DURING COLLISION WITH SCRUB PINE TREES DURING A FORCED LNDG ON A ROAD AFTER THE ENG QUIT IN FLT. THE PLT SAID HE WAS CRUISING AT 3500 FT WHEN THE ENG BEGAN TO SPUTTER. THE PLT STATED THAT HE CHANGED THE FUEL TANK SELECTOR FROM LEFT TO RIGHT BUT WAS UNABLE TO START THE ENGINE. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE ACFTS LEFT FUEL TANK WAS FOUND EMPTY. THE FUEL STRAINER WAS FREE OF WATER. THE RT TANK WAS NOT CHECKED DUE TO WING DAMAGE. LATER DURING REMOVAL OF THE WRECKAGE THE PLT WAS ABLE TO DRAIN 11 GALLONS OF FUEL FROM THE RT TANK. THE PLT STATED THAT PROPER FUEL MANAGEMENT WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THE ACCIDENT.

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:

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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