NTSB Identification: DEN84LA304.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25919.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 30, 1984 in BISMARCK, ND
Aircraft: BEECH C24R, registration: N6703W
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.

PLT CALCULATED THE FLT TO BE 4 HOURS 33 MINUTES LONG AND THERE WERE 5.2 HRS OF FUEL ON BOARD. PLT STATED, EN ROUTE HE WAS REQUESTED TO CLIMB FROM 6,000 FT TO 8,000 FT THEN TO 9,000 WHICH WAS PERFORMED AT 'FULL POWER, FUEL FULL BURN.' STRONGER HEADWINDS WERE ENCOUNTERED AT THE HIGHER ALT. A FORCED LANDING WAS PERFORMED 2.5 MILES SOUTH OF THE ARPT. LEANING TECHNIQUE, IF ANY, USED EN ROUTE IS NOT KNOWN. PLT STATED, 'THE PRINCIPAL REASON FOR THE FORCED LANDING DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION WAS THE PLT'S MISCALCULATION OF FUEL CONSUMPTION.

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..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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