NTSB Identification: SEA85LA167.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28807.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 16, 1985 in DENIO, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N2611G
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.

A LOSS OF PWR OCCURRED WHILE CRUISING ABOVE MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. DURING FORCED LANDING THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE ENG HAD JUST BEEN REBUILT LESS THAN 37 HRS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE PLT STATED THAT A WEEK PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT THE ENG CEASED OPERATING DURING A TAKEOFF RUN. THE PLT OMITTED THE FACT THAT AUTOMOTIVE FUEL WAS USED IN THIS ACFT. THE MECHANIC DISCOVERED THE FUEL DURING AN ENG EXAMINATION. NO MECHANICAL FAILURES/MALFUNCTIONS WERE DISCOVERED DURING THE EXAMINATION.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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