NTSB Identification: NYC84LA302.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26664.
Accident occurred Monday, September 03, 1984 in MADISON, CT
Aircraft: CESSNA 305A, registration: N11SU
Injuries: 2 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.

PURPOSE OF FLT WAS FAM IN THIS MAKE/MODEL FOR FRONT SEAT PLT BY REAR SEAT CHECK-OUT PLT. PREFLIGHT FUEL QUANTITY WAS CHECKED BY REF TO GAGES ONLY. LEFT TANK READ 1/2 FULL. NEITHER PLT RECALLED RT TANK READING. AFTER TAKEOFF, AT ABOUT 150 FT, COMPLETE PWR LOSS OCCURRED. CHECK PLT UNBUCKLED RESTRAINT SYSTEM, MOVED FWD TO SWITCH FUEL TANK SELECTOR (ORIGINAL POSITION NOT SPECIFIED) AND TURN ON FUEL BOOST PUMP, BOTH ITEMS ACCESSABLE TO FRONT SEAT PLT, WHO INITIATED A TURN BACK TO THE AIRPORT. INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE REMAINED TO COMPLETE MANEUVER. ACFT WAS FORCE LANDED IN SMALL TREES AND SHRUBS.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION




Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..CHECK PILOT

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