NTSB Identification: CHI83LA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21048.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 24, 1983 in GALESBURG, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N738HH
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 STATED THAT DURING CRUISE, THE ENGINE STARTED TO RUN ROUGH. HE APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT & INITIATED EMERGENCY PROCEDURE, AND THEN ENGINE POWER WAS RESTORED. HOWEVER, A SHORT TIME LATER, POWER WAS LOST AGAIN. DURING A FORCED LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD, THE ACFT ROLLED INTO A STUMP & WAS DAMAGED. AN EXAM OF THE FUEL SYS REVEALED THAT THE FUEL TANKS WERE EMPTY.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..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

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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