NTSB Identification: CHI88LA171.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36579.
Accident occurred Friday, July 22, 1988 in CEDAR SPRINGS, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/29/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182E, registration: N2859Y
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING CRUISE FLIGHT THE PILOT REPORTED THAT A TOTAL POWER LOSS OCCURRED. THE PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD. ON ROLLOUT THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A STUMP AND THEN A SMALL SHED. THE POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED LOOSEFUEL CAPS AND NO FUEL IN THE AIRCRAFT. THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF FUEL SIPHONING. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD OBTAINED FUEL JUST BEFORE FLIGHT AND DID NOT CHECK THE CAPS FOR SECURITY.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CAP..NOT SECURED

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

INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..FBO PERSONNEL

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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