Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Dekalb Peachtree Airport

Chamblee, Georgia 30341
Saturday, March 13, 1982 14:08 EST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE ENGINE LOST POWER AS THE AIRCRAFT APPROACHED THE DESTINATION AIRPORT. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO START THE ENGINE OR GLIDE TO THE AIRPORT. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON A ROAD, THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO AVOID ELECTRICAL WIRES; HOWEVER, THE RIGHT WING STRUCK A POLE AND THE AIRCRAFT VEERED INTO A FENCE. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND POSITIONED TO THE LEFT TANK AND THE LEFT TANK WAS EMPTY. ONLY 4 GALLONS OF FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE RIGHT TANK. THE FUEL CAPACITY IS 40 GALLONS OF WHICH 3 GALLONS ARE UNUSABLE. FUEL STARVATION OCCURRED 3 HOURS AFTER DEPARTURE.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date3/13/1982 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event1408 
Event Time ZoneEastern Standard Time 
Event CityCHAMBLEE  
Event StateGEORGIA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site30341  
Event Date Year1982 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location AirportDEKALB PEACHTREE  
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 CompletenessFull 
Investigator's weather sourceUnknown 
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 Height3500 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsUnknown 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingBroken 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)-- 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)250 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)10 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
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)10 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information  
Date of most recent change to recordOct 31 2002 4:04PM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\ZUZL  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN44ER 
NTSB NumberATL82DA068  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedVFR 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA  
Aircraft Model172N  
Aircraft Series Identifier172N  
Aircraft Serial Number172-69571  
Certified Max Gross Weight2300 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassUnknown 
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 inspection60 
Airframe Hours3719 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameLANDAERO ENTERPRISES  
Aircraft Owner Street Address810 INDIGO COURT  
Aircraft Owner CityPORT ORANGE  
Aircraft Owner StateFL 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode32019  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameLANDAERO ENTERPRISES  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address810 INDIGO COURT  
Operator CityPORT ORANGE  
Operator StateFL 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code32019  
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 BoardUnknown 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport Code  
Departure CityDAYTONA BEACH  
Departure StateFL 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1045 
Departure Time Zone  
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination CityATLANTA  
Destination StateGA 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordSep 18 2002 4:49PM 
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--