NTSB Identification: MIA89LA238.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39307.
Accident occurred Friday, September 01, 1989 in WOODVILLE, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/05/1991
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N2921X
Injuries: 3 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 PLT ESTIMATED HE HAD 32 GAL OF FUEL ON BOARD WHEN HE TOOK OFF. HE THOUGHT HE HAD SUFFICIENT FUEL FOR THE FLT, BUT AFTER 3 HRS & 5 MIN, THE ENG LOST POWER FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PLT WAS ABLE TO MAKE A NIGHT LANDING AT A NEARBY ARPT.HOWEVER, DURING THE LANDING, THE AIRPLANE OVERRAN THE RUNWAY & COLLIDED WITH A DITCH.

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

IMPROPER PLANNING/DECISION BY THE PILOT, WHICH RESULTED IN FUEL EXHAUSTION, DUE TO AN INADEQUATE SUPPLY OF FUEL. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: DARKNESS AND THE DITCH.

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