NTSB Identification: LAX84LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21381.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 01, 1983 in SALINAS, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N8426X
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.

THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT ON AN INITAL APPROACH TO LAND. THE PILOT HAD TAKEN OFFFROM MONTEREY CA AT 1100 HOURS PDT TO FLY TO SALINAS CA WITH AN ESTIMATED 4-5 GALLONS OF FUEL ON BOARD THE ACFT. AT 1150PDT THE ACFT LANDED OFF THE AIRPORT AT SALINAS. THE PILOT REPORT STATED THAT THE ACFT WAS OUT OF FUEL. THE REASON THE PILOT GAVE FOR NOT REFUELING AT MONTEREY WAS THE LACK OF 80 OCTANE FUEL. DURING THE LANDING ABOUT 2 MILES SHORT OF THE ARPT THE ACFT NOSED OVER IN A SOFT MUDDY PLOWED FIELD.

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

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

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:

PERFORMANCE DATA..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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