NTSB Identification: NYC85LA113.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28330.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 28, 1985 in PITTSTOWN, NJ
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N5685B
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PLT REPORTED THAT HE PREFLIGHTED THE ACFT & DECIDED THERE WAS SUFFICIENT FUEL TO HAUL SKYDIVERS ON 2 MORE FLTS. ON THE 2ND FLT, HE HAD TO MAKE THREE PASSES INSTEAD OF ONE. DURING THE APCH TO THE ARPT, THE ENG LOST POWER FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PLT TRIED TO REACH THE RWY, BUT LANDED SHORT ON PLOWED TERRAIN. THE WHEELS DUG INTO THE PLOWED TERRAIN, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED & THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PLT HAD PLANNED A FUEL CONSUMPTION RATE OF 12.1 GAL/HR. HOWEVER, THE ACTUAL FUEL CONSUMPTION (AFTER INSTALLATION OF A NEW ENG) WAS 12.8 GAL/HR.

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:

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..MISJUDGED..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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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