NTSB Identification: LAX84LA165.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24457.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 04, 1984 in HAYWARD, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 180J, registration: N52034
Injuries: 4 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING ARRIVAL, THE PLT HAD DESCENDED TO STAY BELOW THE TCA & WAS APPROACHING HIS DESTINATION WHEN THE ENG LOST POWER. HE TURNED BACK TOWARD THE HAYWARD ARPT, BUT WAS UNABLE TO REACH IT OR RESTART THE ENG. DURING A FORCED LANDING AT NIGHT, THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED. THE ACFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH LONG RANGE FUEL TANKS. ABOUT 5 GAL OF FUEL WAS REMAINING IN THE LEFT TANK & BETWEEN 2 & 3 GAL WAS IN THE RIGHT TANK. UNUSABLE WAS 2.5 GAL FOR EACH TANK. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTON WAS FOUND.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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