NTSB Identification: MKC88LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35752.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 01, 1987 in SWEET SPRINGS, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N46094
Injuries: 4 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.

DURING A NIGHT CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT AN EMERGENCY LDG WAS MADE DUE TO COMPLETE POWER FAILURE. PIC SAID HE FAILED TO VISUALLY CHECK FUEL SUPPLY BEFORE DEPARTURE, AND ALSO FAILED TO CHECK WINDS ALOFT, WHICH WERE QUARTERING HEADWINDS, OF TWENTY FIVE KNOTS. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED MINIMAL FUEL, AND NO MECHANICAL COMPONENT FAILURE.

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

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

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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