NTSB Identification: CHI84IA141.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26888.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Wednesday, March 21, 1984 in MOLINE, IL
Aircraft: Short Brothers SD3-30, registration: N333MV
Injuries: 19 Uninjured.

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

DURING AN APCH, THE RIGHT ENG LOST POWER, BUT AN UNEVENTFUL LANDING WAS MADE. AN EXAM REVEALED THE AFT FUEL TANK, CONSISTING OF THE #3 & #4 FUEL CELLS, WERE EMPTY, ALTHOUGH THE FUEL QUANTITY GAGE INDICATED 500 LBS OF FUEL REMAINING. THE ERRONEOUS READING WAS TRACED TO THE FUEL PROBE CANNON PLUG, PN 1-332-1, WHICH WAS SOAKED WITH DEICE FLUID/GLYCOL.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION

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