NTSB Identification: ANC88LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37000.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 06, 1988 in FIGURE 8 LAKE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 180H, registration: N2483F
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.

THE PRIVATE PILOT AND HIS PASSENGER WERE UNINJURED FOLLOWING A FORCED LANDING ON A SURVEY TRAIL. THE PILOT RELATED THAT THE AIRPLANE RAN OUT OF FUEL, AND NOSED-OVER DURING THE LANDING ROLL ON THE SOFT SOIL. HE SAID THAT HE DID NOT VISUALLY INSPECT THE AIRPLANE'S FUEL TANKS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE, BUT THOUGHT HE HAD SUFFICIENT FUEL FOR THE LOCAL FLIGHT LOOKING FOR MOOSE. A REVEIW OF THE PILOT'S RECORDS SHOW THAT HIS LAST FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATE HAD EXPIRED SIX YEARS PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT, AND THAT HE HAD NOT ACCOMPLISHED A BIENNIAL FLIGHT REVIEW WITHIN THE PROCEEDING 24 MONTHS.

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:

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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