NTSB Identification: DEN87LA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33324.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 28, 1987 in LA JUNTA, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182L, registration: N3439R
Injuries: 2 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 ENGINE QUIT DURING CRUISE FLT AT 8,500 FEET MSL. DURING THE EMERGENCY LANDING TO UNSUITABLE TERRAIN, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PLT HAD FLOWN 5 HOURS ON THIS FLT. THE LONG RANGE FUEL TANKS HAD BEEN INSTALLED WITH THE FILLER PORTS INBOARD, LIMITING THE TOTAL QUANTITY BY 10 GALLONS. THE ACFT'S RANGE WAS ONE HOUR LESS THAN DATA FROM THE OPERATORS MANUAL INDICATED.

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:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

PERFORMANCE DATA..INACCURATE


Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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