NTSB Identification: FTW83LA179.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22255.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 05, 1983 in BEAUMONT, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N73192
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT HE DEPARTED ON A TRIP WITH AN ETE OF 3.5 HOURS WITH AN ESTIMATED 4.5 HOURS OF FUEL ON BOARD. AFTER APRX 3.8 HOURS OF FLIGHT THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND THE PILOT LANDED THE ACFT ON A SERVICE ROAD. ON ROLLOUT THE LEFT WING STRUCK A HIGHWAY SIGN.

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

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

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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