NTSB Identification: MKC86FA028.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29236.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 13, 1985 in FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Aircraft: CESSNA 337B, registration: N5445S
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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 PLT AND HIS WIFE WERE FLYING TO ALASKA WITH THE FIRST EN ROUTE STOP TO BE CANTON, TX. THE NON-PLT WIFE STATED THAT AS THE ACFT PASSED OVER THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY ON TAKEOFF, HER HUSBAND RELEASED THE CONTROLS AND THREW HIS HEAD BACK. SHE KEPT THE ACFT AIRBORNE FOR ALMOST TWO HRS WITH HELP FROM AN AIRBORNE PLT THAT WAS TALKING TO HER. BOTH ENGS QUIT FROM FUEL STARVATION AND SHE MADE A FORCED LANDING THREE MILES FROM THE FAYETTEVILLE, AR ARPT. SHE LATER STATED THAT SHE FELT THAT HER HUSBAND HAD DIED JUST AFTER TAKEOFF.

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

PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT(OTHER CARDIOVASCULAR)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID..STARVATION




Contributing Factors

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER USE OF..PASSENGER

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