NTSB Identification: DEN88LA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37359.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 14, 1988 in GILLETTE, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182A, registration: N5903B
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PLT STATED HE DEPARTED PLATTSMOUTH, NE DESTINED FOR LUSK, WY. THE FLT WAS APPROXIMATELY 3 HOURS AND UPON ARRIVAL AT LUSK THE PLT FOUND THE RUNWAY LIGHTS INOPERATIVE. HE DECIDED TO FLY TO GILLETTE, WY, LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 110 MILES FROM LUSK. THE PLT SAID HE WAS ON FINAL APPROACH TO RWY 34 WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENG AN EXECUTED AN OFF-ARPT LANDING. THE POST CRASH EXAM OF THE FUEL TANKS REVEALED TWO GALLONS OF FUEL IN THE FUEL TANKS. THE CESSNA 182 HAS AN UNUSEABLE FUEL QUANTITY OF 2 TO 5 GALLONS.

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

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

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION



Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INFORMATION INSUFFICIENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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