NTSB Identification: ANC83FA141.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22537.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 10, 1983 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: Camair Aircraft Corp. 480, registration: N231
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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.

AFTER ABOUT 1 HR OF FLT TIME, BOTH ENGS OF THE ACFT LOST POWER AS THE PLT WAS ON A BASE LEG OF THE TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR A LANDING. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE RWY & THE GEAR COLLAPSED WHILE HE WAS LANDING SHORT OF THE RWY. REPORTEDLY, THE LEFT ENG HAD LOST ALL POWER, BUT THE RIGHT ENG WAS STILL AT 1500 TO 1600 RPM WHEN THE PLANE CRASHED. THE PLT SAID THAT THE MAIN FUEL SELECTORS WERE POSITIONED TO THE MAIN TANK & THE BOOST PUMPS WERE ON. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE MAIN TANK WAS EMPTY. THE LEFT & RIGHT TIP TANKS CONTAINED 8 & 10 GAL OF FUEL, RESPECTIVELY. WATER WAS FOUND IN FUEL SAMPLES TAKEN FROM THE TIP TANKS & IN THE CARBURETOR BOWL.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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 SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER



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