NTSB Identification: ATL84FLT06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23609.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 01, 1984 in MARYVILLE, TN
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N6114B
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT CRASHED DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER RUNNING OUT OF FUEL. THE PLT SAID HE DID NOT VISUALLY CHECK THE FUEL PRIOR TO TAKEOFF. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE ACFT CONTAINED 2 GALLONS IN EACH TANK AND HAD ABOUT AN OUNCE OF FUEL IN THE CARBURETOR WHICH NORMALLY HOLDS 10 OUNCES. THE ACFT HAS 5 GALLONS OF UNUSABLE FUEL ABOARD. THE PLT RECOMMENDED THAT THE ACFT BE VISUALLY CHECKED FOR FUEL RATHER THAN RELYING ON FUEL GAUGES.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT SERVICE..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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