NTSB Identification: MIA85LA218.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28988.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 25, 1985 in LAWTEY, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N8151X
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 ACFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN FOR TWO YEARS. DURING THE PREFLT INSPECTON, THE FUEL SUMPS WERE DRAINED REPEATEDLY & EACH TIME, A QUANTITY OF WATER WAS OBSERVED IN THE COLLECTED FUEL SAMPLE. APRX 30 MINS AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENG FAILED & A FORCED LANDING WAS EXECUTED ON A DIRT ROAD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE RIGHT WING STRUCK SOME BUSHES & ACFT VEERED INTO A ROADSIDE DITCH & FLIPPED INVERTED. A POST-ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL SYS REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF WATER & OTHER FOREIGN MATTER IN THE SYS.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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:

FUEL SYSTEM..WATER

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

FUEL SYSTEM..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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