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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36451
Last updated: 13 January 2021
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Date:22-SEP-1997
Time:10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182G
Owner/operator:Virgil Allison
Registration: N3725U
C/n / msn: 18255125
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Lexington, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Jacksonville, FL (CRG)
Destination airport:, TN (M52)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that as he was turning base to land, he noticed that the engine did not respond to throttle movements. Subsequently, the airplane struck trees during a forced landing, then it crashed nose first into the ground. Postaccident examination of the engine did not reveal any discrepancy. According to an FAA inspector, the airplane held 65 gallons of fuel, 5 gallons of which were considered unusable. At the scene of the accident, fuel was drained from the fuel tanks and the engine. The left tank had 1 quart of fuel, the right tank had 5 ounces of fuel, and the gascolator and strainer together had 1/2 gallon of fuel. CAUSE: Improper planning/decision by the pilot, which led to the fuel exhaustion, loss of engine power, and a forced landing. Trees in the emergency landing area were a related factor.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X08783


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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