NTSB Identification: LAX83LA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21635.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 26, 1983 in STANFIELD, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 188, registration: N9893V
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 RATED COMMERCIAL PLT WAS ON A SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLT WHILE IN TRAINING FOR AERIAL APPLICATION. HE STATED THAT BEFORE THE ACCIDENT, HE HAD VISUALLY CHECKED THE FUEL LOAD & THOUGHT THERE WAS SUFFICIENT FUEL FOR THE FLT. HE TOOK OFF, SPRAYED A LOAD OF WATER, THEN RETURNED TO RELOAD & TOOK OFF AGAIN. WHEN HE PULLED UP FROM THE 4TH SWATH RUN, THE ENG LOST POWER FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION. DURING A FORCED LANDING, THE ACFT STRUCK A 'CONCRETE DITCH.'

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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