NTSB Identification: ANC85FA078.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29678.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 07, 1985 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 180H, registration: N9042M
Injuries: 3 Fatal,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT RAN OUT OF FUEL AFTER THE PLT EXTENDED HIS ORIGINAL FLT PLAN ROUTE TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE AREAS OF POOR WEATHER. THE ACFT WAS OVER WATER WHEN FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED AND THE ACFT WAS DITCHED UNDER UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS.

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

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

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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