NTSB Identification: MKC86LA145.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33066.
Accident occurred Monday, July 07, 1986 in DAVIS CITY, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182A, registration: N4773D
Injuries: 1 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.

STATEMENTS FROM FAA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION PERSONNEL INDICATE THAT THE PILOT RECEIVED A WEATHER BRIEFING PRIOR TO DEPARTURE BUT THAT A FLIGHT PLAN WAS NOT FILED FOR THE 600 MILE TRIP. RECORDS SHOW THAT THE FLT LASTED 05:28 HOURS BEFORE THE ENGINE SPUTTERED AND QUIT FOUR MILES SHORT OF ITS DESTINATION AIRPORT. ENDURANCE CALCULATIONS BASED ON 11 G.P.H. AND A 600 NM DISTANCE, CORRECTING FOR NON STANDARD TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE REVEAL A USABLE FUEL BURN TIME OF 5 HOURS AND 25 MINUTES.

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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