NTSB Identification: CHI84LA318.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25216.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 29, 1984 in URBANA, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N3891S
Injuries: 3 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 PILOT STATED AFTER THE ACCIDENT THAT HE ARRIVED AT HIS FLIGHT PLANNED DESTINATION 15 MINUTES EARLY SO HE CONTINUED THE FLIGHT AN ADDITIONAL HOUR. THE PLT EXPERIENCED AN ENG FAILURE WHILE ON FINAL APCH TO THE RWY AT THE REVISED DESTINATION ARPT. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALT AND THE LANDING GEAR CONTACTED TREES. THE ACFT LANDED SHORTOF THE APCH END OF THE RWY. THE TTL FLT TIME WAS 5.4 HRS. THE PLT STATED THAT EITHER THE FUEL FLOW ENROUTE WAS GREATER THAN EXPECTED OR THE FUEL TANKS WERE NOT FULL WHEN HE DEPARTED.

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

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

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND



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