NTSB Identification: LAX91LA335.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45493.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 31, 1991 in SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/24/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N8067G
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
A CESSNA 177 COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN ADJACENT TO THE RUNWAY AFTER A LOSS OF POWER DURING A GO-AROUND. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL FOUND IN THE AIRPLANE AFTER THE ACCIDENT. THE PILOT HAD COMPLETED A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT OF 3 HOURS AND 50 MINUTES WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FAILURE OF THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND ACCURATELY PERFORMING INFLIGHT FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS RESULTING IN A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S POORLY PLANNED APPROACHED WHICH TERMINATED IN A GO-AROUND.
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