NTSB Identification: MIA84FA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24038.
Accident occurred Friday, March 09, 1984 in EVERGLADES CITY, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 182J, registration: N2830F
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Uninjured.

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 STATED THAT WHEN THE FLT ORIGINATED IN EVERGLADES CITY THE LEFT FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY & THE RIGHT FUEL TANK INDICATED 1/2 FULL. THE FLT TO NAPLES TOOK 15 MINUTES. HE INITIATED THE RETURN FLT AT 1047 & THE ENG QUIT AT 1100. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A MANGROVE SWAMP. THE LEFT TANK WAS FOUND EMPTY & THE RIGHT TANK CONTAINED ABOUT 2 GALS OF FUEL. THE FUEL PRIMER LINE 'B' NUT AT THE FIREWALL WAS MISSING & THE LINE WAS LEAKING. NO PREIMPACT/MECHANICAL ENG PROBLEMS WERE FOUND.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,PRIMER SYSTEM..DISCONNECTED

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

FUEL SYSTEM,PRIMER SYSTEM..LEAK

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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