NTSB Identification: SEA88LA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36033.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 28, 1988 in ELKO, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 177B, registration: N35181
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

PLT HAD JUST PURCHASED ACFT AND WAS ON INITIAL LEG OF CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT. PLT CALCULATED 4.9 HRS ENDURANCE, VERIFIED BY CFI AS ADEQUATE FOR PROPOSED FLT. AFTER 4.2 HOURS TACH TIME, FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED AND A FORCED LANDING WAS EXECUTED 21 MILES SHORT OF DESTINATION. ACFT FUEL GAGES AND CLOCK WERE INOP.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SUPERVISION..INACCURATE..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..INOPERATIVE

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