NTSB Identification: FTW85FA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27022.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 03, 1984 in MCKINNEY, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 182A, registration: N5176D
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 PLT STATED, HE HAD DEPARTED THE AERO COUNTY AIRPORT, MCKINNEY, TX, ON A LOCAL FLT TO DROP SKY DIVERS. HE DROPPED THE SKY DIVERS & WAS RETURNING TO THE ARPT WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED A LOSS OF ENG POWER & MADE A FORCED LANDING. HE STATED THAT HE PULLED ON CARBURETOR HEAT AND WAS MAKING HIS FIRST POWER CHANGE WHEN THE ENG STOPPED WITHOUT WARNING. ACCORDING TO A WITNESS, WHO REMOVED THE ACFT FROM THE FIELD TO THE ARPT, 'INSPECTION OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL STAIN AT FILLER NECK OR ON THE GROUND NEARBY. ACFT APPARENTLY OUT OF 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:

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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