NTSB Identification: LAX83FA030
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 09, 1982 in SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA T337D, registration: N86041
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

FOUR MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT RADIOED THAT HIS ENG HAD FAILED & HE WAS GOING DOWN. THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A RESIDENTIAL AREA, STRIKING POWER LINES, A FENCE & TWO HOUSES. THE ACFT HAD BEEN FLOWN DURING THE DAY WITH NO REFUELING THE RIGHT AUX TANK CONTAINED 3 QT FUEL & THE RIGHT MAIN ONE PINT. THE LEFT AUX TANK CONTAINED 1 QT & THE LEFT MAIN WAS SEPARATED & DRY. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL SPILLAGE & THE FUEL SUMPS WERE DRY. THE PLT WAS OPERATING A C-337 FOR THE COMPANY FOR THE FIRST TIME.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RESIDENCE

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