NTSB Identification: ATL83LA079
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, December 30, 1982 in BATESVILLE, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/30/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N7228Q
Injuries: 3 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.

DURING TAKEOFF ENGINE QUIT AT 250 FEET. PILOT LANDED STRAIGHT AHEAD IN AN OPEN FIELD. AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL. NO WING TANK DRAINS WERE INSTALLED. TANKS WERE LEFT FOR SIX WEEKS WITH FUEL LEVEL AT HALF FULL. AIRCRAFT WAS PARKED OUTSIDE. TORRENTIAL RAINS HAD FALLEN IN THE AREA TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. EXAMINATION OF THEWING CELLS REVEALED RIDGES & RIPPLES IN THE BLADDER TANKS.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,TANK..INADEQUATE

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

ACFT/EQUIP,INADEQUATE AIRFRAME..MANUFACTURER

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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