NTSB Identification: BFO85LIA01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28497.
Accident occurred Friday, August 16, 1985 in LEESBURG, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA U206, registration: N7144Q
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 WAS ON A ROUND-ROBIN X-COUNTRY FLT FROM LEESBURG TO MANASSAS, VA, GAITHERSBURG, MD & RETURN TO LEESBURG. WHEN THE PLT DEPARTED GAITHERSBURG ON THE FINAL LEG OF THE FLT, HE ESTIMATED HE HAD 11 GAL OF FUEL. HE REPORTED THAT DURING ARRIVAL AT LEESBURG, THE ENG LOST POWER AS THE ACFT WAS TURNING ONTO FINAL APCH FOR RWY 35. AT THAT TIME, THE PLT NOTED THAT THE LEFT FUEL GAGE INDICATED ABOUT 3/8 FULL, SO HE MOVED THE FUEL SELECTOR TO THAT POSITION. REPORTEDLY, THE RIGHT FUEL GAGE INDICATED AT OR NEAR EMPTY. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO START THE ENG. SUBSEQUENTLY, DURING AN EMERG LANDING, THE ACFT HIT A FENCE & NOSED OVER. NO USABLE FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE ACFT DURING A POST-CRASH EXAM.
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
ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION
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