NTSB Identification: LAX83LA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20917.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 20, 1983 in MARANA, AZ
Aircraft: BOEING D75N1, registration: N59496
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 ACFT NOSED OVER DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD. THE WEATHER WAS VMC AND NO FLT PLAN WAS FILED. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING THE FERRY FLT HE FLEW PAST HIS DESTINATION ARPT BY MISREADING HIS SECTIONAL CHART. SHORTLY AFTER THIS HE REVERSED HIS COURSE AND NOTED THE FUEL GAUGES WERE REGISTERING ONE-EIGHTH FULL. FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED 10 MILES FROM THE ARPT. THE FORCED LANDING WAS MADE ON A SOFT DIRT FIELD DURING WHICH THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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:

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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