NTSB Identification: FTW83LA047
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 21, 1982 in VINTON, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/21/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N18632
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN STOLEN BY A NONCERTIFICATED PILOT SOMETIME DURING THE EVENING OF 11/21/82. THE PURPOSE AND DESTINATION OF THE FLIGHT WAS NOT DETERMINED. IT WAS FOUND LAYING UPSIDE DOWN IN A SWAMP ON 11/29/82. THE PILOT WAS EXTRACTED BY HELICOPTER AND FLOWN TO LAKE CHARLES, LA WHERE HE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR SEVERE EXPOSURE. HE TOLD AUTHORITIES THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED WHILE HE WAS MAKING AN EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER RUNNING OUT OF FUEL.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

QUALIFICATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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