NTSB Identification: MKC83FA087.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22013.
Accident occurred Friday, April 08, 1983 in PAOLA, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 172 I, registration: N35722
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 ACRT CRASHED IN A PASTURE AFTER FUEL EXHAUSTION DURING AN APPROACH TO JOHNSON COUNTY INDUSTRIAL ARPT. THE ACFT HAD MADE A MISSED APPROACH AT HIS DESTINATION OF NEVADA MO. ENROUTE TO A SUGGESTED ALTERATE OF BUTLER ARPT. THE WEATHER BECAME WORSE AND JOHNSON COUNTY BECAME THE VIABLE ALTERNATE. DURING THE APPROACH THE ACRT RAN OUT OF FUEL. AFTERTHE ACRT DESCENDED OUT OF THE CLOUDS IT IMPACTED RIGHT WING AND NOSE LOW IN A PASTURE. IT THEN SPUN AROUND AND SLID BACKWARDS INTO A FENCE. THE PILOT HAD RECEIVED A WEATHER BRIEFING THAT REPORTED CEILINGS AND VISIBILITIES AT OR BELOW INSTRUMENT APPROACH MINIMUMS IN THE VICINITY OF HIS DESTINATION AND FORECASTED AND REPORTED AIRFRAME ICING ALONG HIS FLTROUTE. THE PILOT FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN. AFTER THE ACCIDENT HE STATED THAT HIS PASSENGER WAS EAGER TO GET TO NEVADA FOR AN APPOINTMENT ON 4/9/83. USING THE FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATED FROM THE LAST FLT THE ACFTS FUEL RANGE WAS ABOUT 4 HOURSTHE FUEL WAS EXHAUSTED AFTER 4 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES ON THE ACCIDENT FLT.

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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