NTSB Identification: DEN85LA073.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27137.
Accident occurred Friday, February 01, 1985 in SIOUX, SD
Aircraft: CESSNA 180A, registration: CFCBT
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.

ACFT DEPARTED WINNEPEG AT 1035 AND LANDED AT GRAND FORKS, ND, AT 1150. DEPARTED GRAND FORKS, ND, AT 1305 AND THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT 1524. 4 MILES NW OF SIOUX FALLS, SD, THE PLT REPORTED A ROUGH RUNNING ENGINE WHICH SUBSEQUENTLY QUIT. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A FIELD 2 1/2 MILES NORTH OF SIOUX FALLS. INVESTIGATION REVEALED LITTLE FUEL IN THE TANKS. TTL FUEL CAPACITY WAS 62 GALLONS. THE ACFT BURNS APRX 15 GALLONS/HR AND CONTAINS 10 GALLONS UNUSABLE FUEL.

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

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

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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