NTSB Identification: LAX85LA356.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29858.
Accident occurred Friday, August 16, 1985 in HILO, HI
Aircraft: CESSNA R182RG, registration: N8798Z
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.
ON AUGUST 16, 1985, A CESSNA 182 DITCHED AT SEA FOLLOWING FUEL STARVATION ABOUT 200 MILES NORTHEAST OF HAWAII WHILE ON A FERRY FLIGHT. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE HAD 23 HOURS OF FUEL ONBOARD FOR THE 16 HOUR FLIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH AUXILIARY FUEL TANKS AND WAS OPERATING SUCCESSFULLY FOR A NUMBER OF HOURS PRIOR TO THE ENGINE QUITTING. THE PILOT STATED AFTERWARDS THAT THE ENGINE QUIT DUE TO FUEL STARVATION FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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