NTSB Identification: SEA86LA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31530.
Accident occurred Friday, July 04, 1986 in GLENN'S FERRY, ID
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N1641F
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.

THE STUDENT PILOT HAD TO BE VECTORED DURING A NIGHT X-COUNTRY. DURING CRUISE, 35 MILES FROM HIS DESTINATION, HE BECAME CONCERNED ABOUT HIS LOW FUEL STATE. HE THEN DIVERTED, WITH ATC ASSISTANCE TO AN UNLIT AIRSTRIP FOR LANDING. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN SHORT OF THE RWY AND NOSED OVER.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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