NTSB Identification: FTW82DA079
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, March 01, 1982 in NOACK, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/01/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA U206, registration: N5131U
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS ON A ONE HOUR FLIGHT FOR AERIAL SURVEY TO GIDDINGS, TEXAS AND RETURN. THE RIGHT FUEL TANK RAN DRY AND HE SWITCHED TO THE LEFT TANK WHICH INDICATED NEARLY 1/4 FULL. APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES LATER, THE ENGINE STOPPED OPERATING. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A PASTURE. DURING THE LANDING, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED WHEN RUTTED TERRAIN WAS ENCOUNTERED.

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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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