NTSB Identification: ATL83LA202.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21867.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 26, 1983 in FLORENCE, SC
Aircraft: CESSNA 195, registration: N4395V
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 PLT, THE ENG LOST POWER ABOUT 3 MI FROM THE ARPT AFTER HE SWITCHED FROM THE RIGHT TO THE LEFT FUEL TANK. HE REPORTED THAT HE SWITCHED THE BOOST PUMP TO THE 'HIGH' POSITION, BUT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENG. HE ESTIMATED THERE WAS 5 TO 7 GAL OF FUEL IN THE RIGHT MAIN FUEL TANK & APRX 12 GAL IN THE LEFT TANK. DURING A LANDING IN A PLOWED FIELD, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PERSON THAT RECOVERED THE ACFT FOUND NO FUEL IN THE TANKS, NOTED NO STRONG FUEL ODOR & SAW NO FUEL STAINS OR OTHER INDICATIONS OF SPILLED FUEL AROUND THE ACFT.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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