NTSB Identification: ATL83LA027
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 08, 1982 in BIRMINGHAM, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172H, registration: N2633L
Injuries: 4 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PILOT MADE A HARD OFF AIRPORT LANDING AFTER LOSS OF POWER. HE HAD USED A PROLONGED SLIP TO LOSE ALTITUDE AND THE ENGINE STOPPED. THEN HE COULD NOT REACH THE RUNWAY. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND ON LEFT TANK. LEFT TANK HAD LESS THAN TWO GALLONS OF FUEL.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LEVEL OFF..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


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