NTSB Identification: CHI85LA306.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29699.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 21, 1985 in HART, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 120, registration: N2785N
Injuries: 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.

THE PILOT ON THE RETURN LEG OF A X.COUNTRY FLT FAILED TO VISUALLY CHECK HIS FUEL SUPPLY AND SELECTED AN EMPTY TANK FOR TAKEOFF. ON LIFTOFF THE ENGINE STOPPED AND THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LD ON THE REMAINING 300 FT OF RUNWAY. AFTER TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT VEERED OFF OF THE RUNWAY INTO SOFT SOIL AND NOSED OVER INVERTED.

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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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