NTSB Identification: FTW84LA395.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27029.
Accident occurred Friday, September 14, 1984 in MANDEVILLE, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N737LD
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 AN EMERG LANDING ON THE SOUTH LANES OF THE LAKE PONTCHATRANE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE AFTER ENCOUNTERING A LOSS OF ENG POWER. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT FUEL TANKS REVEALED BOTH TANKS EMPTY. ACTIVATION OF THE FUEL TANK DRAIN VALVES & THE FUEL STRAINER YIELDED NO FUEL.

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:

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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