NTSB Identification: MIA85LA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28354.
Accident occurred Friday, May 03, 1985 in PEMBROKE PINES, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA R172K, registration: N758AE
Injuries: 4 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 AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENG LOST POWER WHEN THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 10 MI WEST OF THE ARPT. WHILE HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH POWER LINES & CRASHED ONTO A CANAL BANK. DURING AN EXAM OF THE ACFT, ENG CONTINUITY WAS ESTABLISHED, ALL ACCESSORIES TURNED ACCORDINGLY & THE MAGNETOS HAD SUFFICIENT SPARK. HOWEVER, NO USABLE FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE TANKS.

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:

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

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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