NTSB Identification: CHI93LA380.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 27, 1993 in FAYETTE, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/25/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 177B, registration: N35163
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT THE AIRPLANE SUSTAINED A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE ON A ROAD WHERE THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A SIGN. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION REVEALED ONLY UNUSABLE FUEL IN TANKS.

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

the pilot-in-command's failure to refuel the airplane. A factor was a road sign and fuel exhaustion.

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