NTSB Identification: MKC83LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20424.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 03, 1983 in CHADRON, NE
Aircraft: CESSNA 182G, registration: N2445R
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.

THE ENGINE STOPPED WHEN THE ACFT WAS WITHIN 10 MILES FROM THE DESTINATION AIRPORT. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD THE FUEL VALVE TO THE 'BOTH POSITION' WHEN THE ENGINE SPUTTERED AND STOPPED. HE SAYS HE PULLED ON CARBURETOR HEAT, SWITCHED FUEL TANKS, THEN CONCENTRATED ON THE FORCED LANDING. DURING THE LANDING, THE NOSE GEAR MIRED IN SOFT TERRAIN AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PILOT STATED THE FUEL GAUGES INDICATED ONE QUARTER FULL IN EACH TANK AFTER THE ENGINE STOPPED. AT THE ACCIDENT SITE, THE FUEL VALVE WAS FOUND IN THE RIGHT TANK POSITION. THE LEFT TANK WAS EMPTY AND THE RIGHT TANK CONTAINED 15 GALLONS OF FUEL. THERE WAS FUEL IN ALL LINES, THE MAIN FUEL FILTER AND THE CARBURETOR. NO REASONWAS FOUND FOR THE POWERPLANT STOPPAGE.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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