NTSB Identification: ATL82FIG11
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, September 27, 1982 in FOREST HILL, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/27/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 177B, registration: N11562
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN A CORNFIELD. THE PILOT TURNED LEFT TO AVOID A CONGESTEDAREA AND MADE GROUND CONTACT WITH THE LEFT WING FIRST. THE AIRCRAFT WAS DEMOLISHED BY IMPACT AND FIRE. THE PILOT SAYS HEHAD A QUARTER OF A TANK OF FUEL IN EACH TANK AND WAS FLYING TO AN OTHER AIRPORT TO BUY FUEL.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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