Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Slidell, Louisiana 70459
Saturday, December 8, 1984 13:25 CST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
WHEN THE RENTER PLT ARRIVED AT THE FIXED BASE OPERATOR, HE WAS INFORMED THAT HIS ACFT HAD BEEN FLOWN 1.6 HRS AND HAD NOT BEEN REFUELED. FURTHER, HE WAS TOLD THAT THE ACFT WAS BOOKED BY ANOTHER PLT IN ONE HR. PLT ELECTED TO TAKE THE ACFT WITH PARTIAL FUEL RATHER THAN INCUR REFUELING DELAY, ESTIMATING 2.4 HRS FUEL REMAINING BASED ON FBO INFORMATION. AFTER APPROX 1.5 HRS OF FLT, INCLUDING 4TAKEOFFS, ENG QUIT WHILE IN CRUISE FLT RETURNING TO FBO AIRPORT. PLT ATTEMPTED A FORCED LANDING ON AN INTERSTATE HWY BUT STRUCK A POWER LINE ON FINAL APPROACH. THE ACFT THEN COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN UNCONTROLLED FLT. POST-MISHAP INSPECTION SHOWED FUEL TANKS WERE EMPTY.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date12/8/1984 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event1325 
Event Time ZoneCentral Standard Time 
Event CitySLIDELL  
Event StateLOUISIANA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site70459  
Event Date Year1984 
Event Date Month12 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location Airport  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height25000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles)
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)-- 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)20 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjurySerious 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious
Injury Total All
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)2710 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information26653 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:15AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN24780 
NTSB NumberFTW85LA071  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA  
Aircraft Model152  
Aircraft Series Identifier152  
Aircraft Serial Number15280374  
Certified Max Gross Weight1670 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours-- 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedYes 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameRISK MANAGEMENT INC.  
Aircraft Owner Street AddressP.O. BOX 456  
Aircraft Owner CityDESTIN  
Aircraft Owner StateFL 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode32541  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameLAKEFRONT FLIGHT SPECIALTIES  
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street AddressLAKEFRONT AIRPORT  
Operator CityNEW ORLEANS  
Operator StateLA 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport Code  
Departure CitySTENNIS  
Departure StateMS 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1320 
Departure Time ZoneCST 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination CityNEW ORLEANS  
Destination StateLA 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightDescent 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--