NTSB Identification: SEA86LA021.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29414.
Accident occurred Monday, November 04, 1985 in WRANGELL, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 180D, registration: N15721
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.

A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE ONTO MUSKEG DUE TO A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER. THE PILOT HAD JUST COMPLETED A 180 DEGREE TURN AWAY FROM A FOG BANK WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. THE LEFT FUEL TANK CONTAINED 7 1/2 GALLONS AND THE RIGHT FUEL TANK CONTAINED 1 1/2 QUARTS OF FUEL. THE ENGINE WAS TEST RAN AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND RAN NORMALLY. THE ENGINE FAILURE WAS PROBABLY DUE TO FUEL FLOW INTERUPTION FROM THE 180 TURN.

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

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

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW

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