NTSB Identification: LAX82FA337
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 18, 1982 in 11 MI. S. OF DU, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/18/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N1777M
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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.

AT ABOUT 60 FT ABOVE THE RWY THE ENG QUIT. THE ACFT STALLED JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN AS THE PLT WAS MANEUVERING TO AVOID SOME GULLIES. ON 7/9/82 THE PLT HAD PURCHASED 1,200 GALS OF REGULAR UNLEADED AUTOMOBILE FUEL FOR USE IN HIS ACFT. PRIOR TO THIS TIME HE HAD USED AVIATION FUEL. FUEL SAMPLES TAKEN FROM THE STORAGE TANKS & WATER FILTERS AT THE PLT'S RANCH SHOWED THE PRESENCE OF AUTOMOBILE FUEL & WATER CONTAMINATION. THE SAMPLE OBTAINED FROM THE CARBURETOR BOWL WAS 95% WATER.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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