NTSB Identification: MKC90LA133.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41885.
Accident occurred Monday, June 18, 1990 in COTTAGE GROVE, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/15/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N9977E
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT, DURING A PERSONAL CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. AN EMERGENCY LDG WAS ATTEMPTED, RESULTING IN A COLLISION WITH TREES AND THE TERRAIN, IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE FUEL TANKS TO BE EMPTY OF USABLE FUEL. THE PLT SAID THAT SHE SMELLED GASOLINE FUMES DURING THE THREE HOUR FLIGHT, BUT DUE TO THE EXTENT OF THE ACCIDENT DAMAGE, IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO ASCERTAIN A FUEL LEAK.

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

FUEL EXHAUSTION AND REMEDIAL ACTION NOT PERFORMED BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND.

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