NTSB Identification: NYC83LA082.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20358.
Accident occurred Friday, March 25, 1983 in SYRACUSE, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N2918E
Injuries: 3 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 AIRCRAFT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON A GOLF COURSE AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT ON FINAL APPROACH TO SYRACUSE, NY. THE ACFT HAD DEPARTED VAN WERT, OH AT 1350 AND STOPPED FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES AT COLUMBUS, OH TO PICK UP A PASSENGER AT 1445. THE PILOT CONTACTED APPROACH CONTROL APPROACHING SYRACUSE AND WAS VECTORED INTO THE TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR RUNWAY 32. THE PILOT STATED THE ENGINE SPUTTERED AND QUIT WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH. HE CONTACTED APPROACH CONTROL SAYING HE WAS OUT OF FUEL AND COULD NOT MAKE THE AIRPORT. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE ON A NEARBY GOLF COURSE. DURING LANDING THE NOSE GEAR WAS SHEARED OFF. THE ACFT HAD BEEN AIRBORNE ABOUT 5 HOURS WHEN IT LANDED AT 1850. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT IT HAD NO USABLE FUEL ABOARD AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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