NTSB Identification: LAX84LA489.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26384.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 20, 1984 in LINCOLN, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182D, registration: N9157X
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

AFTER A DESCENT FROM 11,000 FT, THE ENG LOST POWER AT 3500 FT & WOULD NOT RESTART. AT THAT TIME, THE PLT NOTED THAT THE FUEL GAGES INDICATED THE RIGHT TANK WAS ABOUT 1/4 FULL & THE LEFT TANK WAS EMPTY. HE LANDED IN A RICE FIELD AT NIGHT WHERE THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. ABOUT 1 QT OF FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE LEFT TANK & APRX 3 GAL WAS FOUND IN THE RIGHT TANK. ACCORDING TO THE FLT MANUAL, THE ACFT HAS 1.5 GAL OF UNUSABLE FUEL IN LEVEL, COORDINATED FLT, BUT UP TO 5 GAL UNUSABLE FUEL IN OTHER FLT CONDITIONS.

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION

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