NTSB Identification: CHI84LA391.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26233.
Accident occurred Friday, September 14, 1984 in MEDINA, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 182J, registration: N3058F
Injuries: 3 Minor,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.

ACFT HAD BEEN FUELED FOR APRX 4 HRS ENDURANCE. TWO HRS INTO FLT ON IFR FLT PLAN, PLT DESCENDED TO 3000 FT WITH INTERMITTENT VISUAL GROUND CONTACT. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, WITH THE ACFT ABOUT 10 MINS FROM DESTINATION, THE ENGINE BEGAN TO SPUTTER. PLT STATED HE SWITCHED FUEL SELECTOR FROM 'BOTH' TO UNSPECIFIED TANK, SET MIXTURE RICH AND PUMPED THROTTLE. ENGINE REGAINED PWR MOMENTARILY, SPUTTERED AND QUIT. PLT REQUESTED AND RECEIVED RADAR VECTORS TO DESTINATION AIRPORT, BUT INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE REMAINED FOR GLIDE TO AIRPORT. FORCED LANDING EXECUTED AT NIGHT ON ROADWAY. INVESTIGATION SHOWED FUEL STAIN FROM LEFT TANK FILLER CAP TO TRAILING EDGE OF WING. REFUELING PERSONNEL AND ON-SCENE FAA INSPECTOR REPORTED DIFFICULTY IN SEATING FUEL CAP PROPERLY. AD 83-13-01 NOT COMPLIED WITH BUT VISUAL INSPECTION DID NOT INDICATE A NEED FOR REPAIR ON LEFT FUEL CAP. NO FUEL WAS FOUND ON BOARD THE ACFT. FUEL GAGES FUNCTIONALLY CHECKED AND FOUND TO OPERATE NORMALLY.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..GROUND PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,CAP..LOOSE



Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..SIPHONING

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