NTSB Identification: DEN86LA041.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30547.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 05, 1985 in BILLINGS, MT
Aircraft: CESSNA 177B, registration: N13717
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT WAS DAMAGED DURING A FORCED LANDING IN A FLD FOLLOWING A LOSS OF PWR FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PLT STATED THAT DURING THE PREFLIGHT HE CHECKED THE FUEL LEVEL BY THE GAGES AND NOT VISUALLY. THE GAGES INDICATED SLIGHTLY OVER ONE-HALF FULL AT THAT TIME.

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

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

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM..EXHAUSTION

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