NTSB Identification: MIA83FA101.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22421.
Accident occurred Friday, March 25, 1983 in SILVER SPRINGS, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA C-337C, registration: N2524S
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING AN ATTEMPTED GO-AROUND DURING A NIGHT OPERATION. THE PLT HAD JUST RECENTLY ACQUIRED THE ACFT AND HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE PLT LACKED CERTIFICATION IN THE ACFT. WITESSES HEARD THE ENGINES STOP AND START AT LEAST ONCE DURING THE GO-AROUND FOLLOWED BY THE NOISE OF A CRASH. THE PLT STATED THAT EVERTHING LOOKED GOOD DURING THE GO-AROUND UNTIL THEY REACHED 300 FT AGL WHEN THE ACFT STARTED TO VIBRATE AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER COLLIDED WITH TREES. THE ACFT COLLIDED IN A STEEP BANK, NOSE LOW ATTITUDEAND CARTWHEELED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FUEL ABOARD AS CALULATED BY THE SALESMEN. BY HIS FIGURES THE ACFT SHOULD HAVE CONTAINED 12 GALLONS OF FUEL AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND IT CONTAINED ABOUT 54 GALLONS. ABOUT 40OF THESE GALLONS WERE IN THE LEFT MAIN TANK AND 14 IN THE RIGHT AUX. THE REAR ENGINE WAS USING THE RIGHT AUX TANK. THE FRONT ENGINE WAS ON THE LEFT MAIN TANK, HOWEVER, NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE FRONT ENGINE FUEL STAINER AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INADEQUATE TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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