NTSB Identification: ATL88LA234.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36517.
Accident occurred Monday, August 22, 1988 in RIDGELAND, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 177A, registration: N30335
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 PILOT EXPERIENCED A COMPLETE POWER LOSS ABOUT FOUR HOURS AFTER DEPARTING POMPANO BEACH. THE PILOT HAD VARIED HIS ALTITUDE THROUGHOUT THE FLIGHT. THE FLIGHT MANUAL INDICATES THAT THE ACFT COULD FLY ABOUT 3.8 HOURS, AT 2500 FEET ALTITUDE, ON 48 GALLONS OF FUEL WITH NO FUEL RESERVE, AND LEAN MIXTURE. THE PILOT DID NOT REPORT LEANING THE FUEL MIXTURE AT ANY POINT DURING THE FLIGHT. THERE WERE NO REPORTED AIRCRAFT MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES.

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:

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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