NTSB Identification: MKC83LA101.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22260.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 30, 1983 in MT. PLEASANT, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA C-140, registration: N77090
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 PILOT STATED HE DID NOT MAKE A VISUAL CHECK OF HIS FUEL SUPPLY PRIOR TO FLIGHT. AFTER A 45 MINUTE SOLO FLIGHT HE LANDED AT A PRIVATE STRIP AND PICKED UP A PASSENGER. THE RIGHT FUEL TANK WAS SELECTED AND THE GUAGE WAS INDICATING IN THE LOWER RED 1/4 RED, NO TAKEOFF RANGE. AS THE ACFT CLIMBED TO APRX 25 FEET AGL, THE ENGINE FAILED. THE ACFT TOUCHEDDOWN WITHOUT INCIDENT, THEN STRUCK A FENCE POST AND NOSED OVER ON ITS BACK.

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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