NTSB Identification: ATL83LA005
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 06, 1982 in ALBANY, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N737LJ
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 PILOT OF N737LJ DEPARTED ON A CROSS-COUNTRY BUSINESS TRIP WITH LESS THAN FULL FUEL TANKS. AFTER FLYING ABOUT 2 HOURS THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE QUIT AND THE PILOT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES AT THE EDGE OF THE FIELD. EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL TANKS REVEALED INSUFFICENT FUEL REMAINING FOR ENGINE OPERATION.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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