NTSB Identification: CHI83LA247.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21579.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 09, 1983 in LANSING, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N53060
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 ACFT MADE A FORCED LANDING WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT DURING THE TURN TO FINAL APPROACH. JUST PRIOR TO ENGINE FAILURE THE PILOT STATED THAT HE CHANGED THE FUEL SELECTOR TO WHAT HE BELIEVED TO BE THE BOTH TANKS POSITION BUT HE ACTUALLY TURNED IT TO THE OFF POSITION. THE ACFT LANDED 125 FT SHORT OF THE RWY IN A ROAD.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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