NTSB Identification: SEA88LA144.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36668.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 04, 1988 in MOSES LAKE, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172K, registration: N84445
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.

WHILE ON HIS FIRST X-COUNTRY FLT IN THIS TYPE AIRCRAFT, THE PILOT DECIDED TO LAND SHORT OF THE DESTINATION DUE TO LOW FUEL. THE ENGINE QUIT FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION DURING DESCENT. THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER ON TOUCHDOWN IN A SOFT IRRIGATED FIELD ONE MILE FROM THE AIRPORT.

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:

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

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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