NTSB Identification: CHI84MA249.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26415.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 20, 1984 in CINCINNATI, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 340A, registration: N5345J
Injuries: 4 Fatal.
NTSB investigators traveled in support of this investigation and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
PLT REQUESTED FUEL FROM FBO BUT FAILED TO MAKE IT CLEAR WHAT TYPE HE WANTED. THE FBO PERSONNEL MISUNDERSTOOD THE PLT'S REQUEST AND REFUELED THE ACFT WITH 'JET A' INSTEAD OF AVIATION GRADE GASOLINE. THE PLT DID NOT MONITOR THE REFUELING PROCESS AND FAILED TO RECOGNIZE THE WRONG FUEL AS STATED ON FUEL RECEIPT. THE PLT DID NOT REALIZE THE IMPROPER FUEL ON HIS PREFLIGHT OF THE ACFT. THE ACFT DEPARTED AND SHORTLY THERE AFTER THE PLT RADIOED THAT HE WAS RETURNING TO THE ARPT BECAUSE OF A SERIOUS PROBLEM. WITNESSES NEAR THE ACCIDENT SITE STATED THAT THE ACFT WAS IN A LEFT BANK (ABOUT 45 DEGREE BANK ANGLE) BEFORE IMPACT IN A DENSELY WOODED AREA.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,FUEL..IMPROPER
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REFUELING..IMPROPER..FBO PERSONNEL
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
INFORMATION UNCLEAR(PHRASEOLOGY)..PILOT IN COMMAND
REFUELING..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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