NTSB Identification: NYC84FGM02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23524.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 15, 1984 in NEW CASTLE, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N64666
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 FLT TOOKOFF TO PRACTICE TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS WITH ABOUT 1/4 TANK OF FUEL SHOWING ON THE GAUGES. AFTER BOUT 15 MINUTES OF FLT AND ONE TOUCH AND GO LANDING THE PLT TURNED TO FINAL APPROACH AND THE ENGINE QUIT. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE 1 MILE OFF THE ARPT. DURING THE LANDING THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A CULVERT. DURING A POST ACCIDENT CHECK NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE LEFT TANK WITH NO EVIDENCE OR LEAKAGE. THE RIGHT TANK CONTAINED ABOUT 5 GALS OF FUEL. THE PLT HAD STATED HEWAS LANDING WITH THE FUEL SELECTOR ON BOTH TANKS AND WHEN THE ENGINE STOPPED HE SWITCHED TO THE RIGHT TANK BUT THE ENGINE FAILED TO RESTART.

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:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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