NTSB Identification: LAX84LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22740.
Accident occurred Friday, October 14, 1983 in VICTORVILLE, CA
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N7113O
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PLT STATED THAT THE FLT WAS PROCEEDING SMOOTHLY UNTIL HE VEERED OFF COURSE TO GO AROUND A RESTRICTED AREA & BECAME SLIGHTLY LOST. WHEN HE WAS 5-1/2 MI SE OF GEORGE AFB & 36 MI SW OF HIS DESTINATION HE NOTICED THAT THE FUEL GAGE WAS READING EMPTY. MOMENTS LATER THE ENG QUIT & A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A DRY SEWAGE POND COLLAPSING BOTH LANDING GEAR.

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..INATTENTIVE..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..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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