NTSB Identification: CHI85FEC01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29624.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 22, 1985 in MONROE, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 182K, registration: N3013Q
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES AND TERRAIN DURING A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING A LOSS OF PWR. THE PLT REPORTED THE PWR LOSS OCCURRED DURING A DESCENT FROM 5500 FT TO 2500 FT MSL. DURING THE FORCED LANDING DESCENT, THE PLT REPORTED, HE PUSHED THE NOSE OF THE ACFT DOWN TO AVOID POWER LINES AND THE ACFT CONTACTED TREES LOCATED BELOW THE LINES. THE ACFT THEN IMPACTED THE TERRAIN APRX 30 FT EAST OF THE TREE LINE. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED THE LEFT FUEL TANK CONTAINED APRX 20 GALLONS OF FUEL AND THE RIGHT FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND POSITIONED ON THE RIGHT TANK. TWO 5 GALLONS PLASTIC CONTAINERS OF FUEL WERE FOUND ON BOARD THE ACFT. NO MECHANICAL FAILURE/MALFUNCTION OF THE ENG OR AIRFRAME WAS FOUND.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..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

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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