NTSB Identification: FTW85LA219.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28093.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 12, 1985 in CORSICANA, TX
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A, registration: N8203R
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE DURING A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING A LOSS OF POWER AS A RESULT OF FUEL STARVATION. THE PLT HAD SELECTED THE LEFT FUEL TANK FOR TAKEOFF. THE LEFT FUEL GAGE INDICATED THE TANK WAS FULL WHEN IN FACT IT WAS EMPTY.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..INOPERATIVE

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