NTSB Identification: ATL85LA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27239.
Accident occurred Friday, February 15, 1985 in RIDGELAND, SC
Aircraft: GULFSTREAM AA-5, registration: N5823L
Injuries: 3 Minor,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.

APPROX 3.75 HOURS AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT CONTACTED SAVANNAH APPROACH AND REQUESTED A STRAIGHT IN APPROACH TO LAND AT SAVANNAH AIRPORT BECAUSE OF LOW FUEL. MOMENTS LATER THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND THE PLT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD 10 MILES NE OF SAVANNAH AIRPORT. RESCUE PERSONNEL AT THE ACCIDENT REPORTED THAT THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL ONBOARD THE ACFT OR SPILLED AROUND THE WRECKAGE.

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:

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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