NTSB Identification: CHI85FA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28160.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 20, 1984 in VALPARAISO, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 310N, registration: N31747
Injuries: 5 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND IMPACTED THE TERRAIN DURING A FORCED LANDING. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT FLYING AT 'TREE TOP LEVEL' WITH THE WINGS 'WAGGING'. ONE WITNESS REPORTED HEARING NO ENGINE SOUNDS. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE TERRAIN (OPEN FIELD) IN A NEAR VERTICAL NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE, APRX 100 FT SOUTH OF A HIGHWAY. LANDING GEAR WAS FOUND IN THE EXTENDED POSITION AND FLAPS WERE NEAR FULL DOWN. BOTH PROPS WERE FEATERED AND NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL SYSTEM.

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:

AIRSPEED(VSO)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND




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