NTSB Identification: LAX86LA338.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33462.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 30, 1986 in LA JOLLA, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182B, registration: N2710G
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 PILOT OF A CESSNA 182 DITCHED INTO THE OCEAN AFTER EXPERIENCING A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. THE WEATHER WAS INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS IN THE AREA. THE PILOT INDICATED THE FUEL GAUGES INDICATED LESS THAN 1/4 OF FUEL ON THE RIGHT TANK AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE PILOT WAS SURE HE HAD 1 HOUR AND 45 MINUTES OF FUEL AT DEPARTURE TIME. THE FLIGHT TIME WAS APPROXIMATELY 34 MINUTES. THE ACFT WAS NOT RECOVERED.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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