NTSB Identification: MIA87FA048.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32162.
Accident occurred Friday, December 12, 1986 in ST. CLOUD, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N182LM
Injuries: 1 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 PRIVATE PILOT STATED THAT PRIOR TO TAKEOFF SHE DID NOT CHECK THE FUEL SUPPLY, AND INITIATED AN IFR FLIGHT. ABOUT 20 MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT THE ENGINE FAILED AT 5000 FT MSL. DURING THE SUBSEQUENT FORCED LANDING ATTEMPT THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A FENCE AND A TREE. EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL TANKS REVEALED THE RIGHT TANK WAS EMPTY AND THE LEFT TANK HAD ABOUT 1/2 GALLON OF FUEL.

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..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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