NTSB Identification: ATL82FLT05
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 31, 1982 in ARLINGTON, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/31/1983
Aircraft: VARGA 2180, registration: N5600M
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Uninjured.
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 PILOT MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING DURING A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT DUE TO LOW FUEL. AFTER DECIDING HE HAD ENOUGH FUEL TO CONTINUE, THE PILOT ELECTED TO TAKEOFF. DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB THE ENGINE QUIT. AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS MADE IN A COTTON FIELD.
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:JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND
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