NTSB Identification: NYC83LA068.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19787.
Accident occurred Monday, February 21, 1983 in READING, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N2227Y
Injuries: 2 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.

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

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..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIR/GROUND COMMUNICATIONS..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MANEUVER..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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