NTSB Identification: FTW89LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38210.
Accident occurred Friday, November 11, 1988 in EL PASO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182B, registration: N2721G
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 PILOT SAID HE THOUGHT HE HAD ENOUGH FUEL TO KEEP THE AIRPLANE AIRBORNE FOR 6 HOURS BUT THE LEFT TANK RAN DRY IN 4.0 HOURS AND THE RIGHT TANK WENT DRY AT 4.1 HOURS. THE LANDING WAS ON A RANCH AIRPORT BUT WAS NOT ON A RUNWAY AND THE FORCED LANDING WAS A HARD ONE.

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..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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