NTSB Identification: MIA83LA120.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20856.
Accident occurred Monday, April 11, 1983 in PERRY, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 310Q, registration: N852H
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 ACFT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A SWAMP WITH THE GEAR DOWN AND NOSED OVER AFTER BOTH ENGINES QUIT. THE PILOT SAID THE ACFT WAS FULL OF FUEL AT TAKEOFF AND YET IT WAS EMPTY LESS THAN AN HOUR LATER. THE PILOT ALSO DID NOT KNOW THE QUANTITY OF FUEL ON BOARD THE ACFT IN GALLONS. HE SWITCHED TANKS SEVERAL TIMES IN ATTEMPTS TO START FIRST ONE AND THEN THE OTHER OF THE 2 ENGINES. AFTER THE CRASH BOTH ENGINES WERE ON THE LEFT TANK AND ALL TANKS AND LINES WERE DEVOID OF FUEL.

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

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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