NTSB Identification: MKC83FA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20290.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 29, 1983 in KANSAS CITY, KS
Aircraft: Rockwell 500-S, registration: N57222
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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.

A GEAR UP, FORCED LANDING WAS MADE ON THE EAST BANK OF THE KANSAS RIVER AFTER BOTH ENGINES QUIT DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PILOT HAD LANDED AT NEW ORLEANS FOR FUEL AND REQUESTED THE TANKS BE TOPPED OFF. EN ROUTE TO KANSAS CITY,THE PILOT STOPPED AT NEVADA, MO TO USE THE TELEPHONE AND REFUEL. HE WAS UNABLE TO FIND AN AIRPORT ATTENDANT, SO HE TOOKOFF WITHOUT REFUELING. THE PILOT INDICATED THAT HE SHOULD HAVE HAD ENOUGH FUEL TO REACH KANSAS CITY. AS HE APPROACHED KANSAS CITY, BOTH ENGINES QUIT. A POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION SHOWED ONLY ONE HALF GALLON IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. WITH THE BATTERY SWITCH ON, THE FUEL GAUGE INDICATED EMPTY.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..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..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

WHEELS UP LANDING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TWO OR MORE ENGINES..INOPERATIVE

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