NTSB Identification: FTW83FPM01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 02, 1982 in FOYIL, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N1606C
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.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE HAD 20 GAL OF FUEL ON BOARD WHEN HE TOOK OFF. HE CLIMBED TO 10,000 FT FOR A PARACHUTE JUMP, THEN RETURNED TO THE AIRPORT WITH AN ESTIMATED 10 GAL OF FUEL. DURING A DOWNWIND LANDING, HE ELECTED TO GO AROUND. HE SAID THE ENGINE LOST POWER AS HE WAS CLIMBING THROUGH ABOUT 75 FT AGL. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A SMALL PASTURE. INITIALLY, THE MISHAP WAS REPORTED AS AN INCIDENT. BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT WAS EXAMINED, WINGS HAD BEEN REMOVED AND THE AIRCRAFT AND WINGS HAD BEEN TRANSPORTED FROM THE ACCIDENT SITE. WHEN EXAMINED, BOTH WING TANKS WERE EMPTY, EXCEPT A SMALL AMOUNT OF 100 LOW LEAD (BLUE) FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE RIGHT WING TANK. FLUID TAKEN FROM THE LINES TO THE LEFT WING TANKS HAD THE APPEARANCE OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL. THE OWNER REPORTED THAT AUTOMOTIVE FUEL HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN USED. NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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 SUPPLY..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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