NTSB Identification: NYC85LA031.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26829.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 20, 1984 in WOODSIDE, DE
Aircraft: CESSNA 182D, registration: N8957X
Injuries: 3 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.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE REFUELED THE ACFT ON 11/12/84 & FILLED THE TANKS. TACH TIME WAS 1766.95. ON 11/20/84, WHEN HE TOOK OFF, HE ESTIMATED 51 GALS OF FUEL WAS ON BOARD. HE FLEW TO ANOTHER LOCATION & LANDED, THEN WAS AWAY FROM HIS ACFT ABOUT 1 HR. WHEN HE RETURNED, HE TOOK OFF AGAIN. DURING THE FLT, THE ENG LOST POWER FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION. A LANDING WAS MADE IN A RECENTLY SEEDED GRAIN FIELD. WHILE ROLLING ON THE SOFT TERRAIN, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. TACH TIME AFTER THE ACCIDENT WAS 1768.93. THE PLT SAID THAT 30 TO 35 GAL OF FUEL WAS UNACCOUNTED FOR. NO PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS EVIDENT.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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