NTSB Identification: LAX82FUJ29
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, February 26, 1982 in ELOY, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/26/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182C, registration: N8588T
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.

THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED NEAR THE END OF A RUNWAY ON A DARK NIGHT. THE PILOT STATED TO THE POLICE THAT HE HAD RUN OUT OF FUEL. THE POLICE FOUND WEAPONS, DRUGS, AND LIQUOR IN THE PILOT'S POSSESSION. AN ESTIMATED 3 GALLONS OF FUEL WAS FOUND IN EACH TANK. ACCORDING TO THE TYPE CERTIFICATE FOR THIS AIRCRAFT, EACH REQUIRES OVER 5 GALLONS OF FUEL FOR SAFE OPERATION.

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:

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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