NTSB Identification: FTW83LA069
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, December 27, 1982 in NEW ORLEANS, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N121BJ
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 ENG QUIT WHILE THE AMPHIBIOUS ACFT WAS OVER THE CITY. THE ACFT HAD INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO REACH THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER & THE PLT MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A RESIDENTIAL STREET. THE LEFT MAIN TANK CONTAINED 14 GALS OF FUEL & NO USABLE FUEL WAS IN THE RIGHT TANK.

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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