Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Victorville, California 92392
Friday, October 14, 1983 16:30 PDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE PLT STATED THAT THE FLT WAS PROCEEDING SMOOTHLY UNTIL HE VEERED OFF COURSE TO GO AROUND A RESTRICTED AREA & BECAME SLIGHTLY LOST. WHEN HE WAS 5-1/2 MI SE OF GEORGE AFB & 36 MI SW OF HIS DESTINATION HE NOTICED THAT THE FUEL GAGE WAS READING EMPTY. MOMENTS LATER THE ENG QUIT & A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A DRY SEWAGE POND COLLAPSING BOTH LANDING GEAR.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date10/14/1983 
Event Day of the WeekFriday 
Time of Event1630 
Event Time ZonePacific Daylight Time 
Event CityVICTORVILLE  
Event StateCALIFORNIA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site92392  
Event Date Year1983 
Event Date Month10 
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 CompletenessNot pertinent 
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 Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 30 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)21 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)270 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryMinor 
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)2418 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information22740 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:16AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN7113O 
NTSB NumberLAX84LA013  
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 NameLUSCOMBE  
Aircraft Model8A  
Aircraft Series Identifier8A  
Aircraft Serial Number2557  
Certified Max Gross Weight1260 
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 InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionJan 1 1983 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection47 
Airframe Hours1293 
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameRALPH MCPEEK  
Aircraft Owner Street AddressP.O. BOX 723  
Aircraft Owner CityROGERSVILLE  
Aircraft Owner StateTN 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode37857  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
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 CodeHAF  
Departure CityMOSS BEACH  
Departure StateCA 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1130 
Departure Time ZonePDT 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport CodeDAG  
Destination CityBARSTOW  
Destination StateCA 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
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--