NTSB Identification: NYC84LA136.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25794.
Accident occurred Monday, April 09, 1984 in LEONARDTOWN, MD
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N3859C
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

THE ACFT MADE A FORCED LANDING ABOUT 1 MILE SW OF AN ADDED STOPPING POINT. THE PLT NOTED A LOWER THAN PLANNED GS AND THOUGHT HE SHOULD ADD A STOP FOR FUEL. DURING THE FLT HE HAD ENCOUNTERED ICING AND BECAUSE OF CLIMBS AND DESCENTS TO AVOID WX FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF, THE CARBURETOR HEAT WAS USED WHICH ENRICHED THE MIXTURE. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE ACFT WAS FOUND TO CONTAIN ABOUT 3 GALLONS OF FUEL. TWO GALLONS IN THE LEFT TANK AND 0NE GALLON IN THE RIGHT TANK.

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

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

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..LOW LEVEL


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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