NTSB Identification: NYC83FA148.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24126.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 22, 1983 in GREAT BEND, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N2293Y
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE OWNER OF THE ACFT REPORTED THE FLIGHT WAS UNAUTHORIZED. HE STATED THAT DURING TAKEOFF THE ENG QUIT AND THE PLT MADE A RIGHT TURN BACK TO THE FIELD. BEFORE THE TURN WAS COMPLETED, THE ACFT STALLED AND PLUNGED TO THE GROUND. EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE GASOLINE USED IN THE ACFT WAS AUTOMOTIVE FUEL.

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

AEROBATICS..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL GRADE..IMPROPER


Contributing Factors

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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