NTSB Identification: DEN86LA089.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30847.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 02, 1986 in EPHRAIM, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA 172F, registration: N7879U
Injuries: 1 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, UPON HIS ARRIVAL AT THE DEST ARPT, HE COULD NOT ACTIVATE THE RWY LGHTS BY RADIO, SO HE PROCEEDED TO THE NEAREST ARPT. HE STATED HE COULD NOT FIND HIS ALTERNATE ARPT BEACON LIGHT, SO HE REVERSED DIRECTION AND HEADED ONCE MORE TO HIS ORIGINAL DEST. THE PLT SAID THE ENG QUIT BEFORE HE REACHED THE ARPT AND A FORCED LANDING WAS ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT A LANDING LIGHT BECAUSE IT WAS INOP. THE PLT SAID THE ACCIDENT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF HE HAD CALLED SLC FSS AND RECEIVED LOCAL NOTAMS.

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:

NOTAMS..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING LIGHT(S)..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION



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