NTSB Identification: ANC88LA093.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36169.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 19, 1988 in BETTLES, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/14/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N93769
Injuries: 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.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT RAN OUT OF FUEL APPROXIMATELY 25 MILES FROM THE AIRPORT. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO A WOODED AREA. THE PILOT STATED THAT BOTH FUEL INDICATORS WERE INDICATING AT OR NEAR EMPTY AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..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:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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