NTSB Identification: ATL83LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23076.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 19, 1983 in JACKSON, MS
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N2975K
Injuries: 1 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 INTENDED TO REFUEL AT STARKVILLE, MS, BUT THE FBO WAS CLOSED. HE CONTINUED TO HIS INTENDED DESTINATION OF RAYMOND, MS, BUT WAS UNABLE TO TURN ON THE RWY LIGHTS. HE THEN DIVERTED TO JACKSON, MS. THE PLT REALIZED THE ACFT WAS LOW ON FUEL, BUT DIDN'T THINK IT WAS CRITICAL. WHILE TURNING ONTO FINAL APCH AT JACKSON, THE ENG LOST POWER FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION & THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE RWY. HE ALIGNED THE ACFT WITH THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE APCH LIGHTS & MADE A SOFT FIELD APCH. DURING THE NIGHT LANDING, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR HIT A MUD HOLE & THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

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..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

REFUELING..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS..NOT OPERATING

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