NTSB Identification: BFO85FA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29827.
Accident occurred Monday, March 11, 1985 in LAUREL, MD
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N52581
Injuries: 4 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.
WHILE ON A RETURN FLIGHT FROM MORRISVILLE,VT THE ACFT LOST PWR AND THE PIC ELECTED TO LAND IN A CUL-DE-SAC IM A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE ACFT CONTAINED LESS THAN 1 GALLON OF FUEL. BOTH PLTS HAD DPTD PXT 4 DAYS PRIOR AND STOPPED ENROUTE TO PICK UP THEIR WIVES. FIVE GALLONS OF FUEL HAD BEEN DRAINED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO INSURE THE PROPER WT AND BALANCE. AFTER ARRIVING AT MVL THE PILOTS READ THE GUAGES AND CALCULATED FUEL COMSUMPTION AND ELECTED TO ADD 40 GALLONS OF FUEL. THEY NEVER PHYSICALLY CHECKED THE AMOUNT OF FUEL IN THE TANKS BFR DEPARTING MVL. FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED ABT 3 HRS LTR FUEL GUAGES WERE ON EMPTY WELL BFR THAT TIME,PLT COULD HAVE LANDED BFR EXHAUSTING THE FUEL.
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:FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION
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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