NTSB Identification: DEN82FTE15
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 09, 1982 in STEAMBOAT SPRIN, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/09/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182A, registration: N2195G
Injuries: 1 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.

AFTER THE PILOT ENTERED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR LANDING, HE EXTENDED HIS DOWNWIND LEG TO ACCOMODATE THE DEPARTURE OF ANOTHER AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE PUSHED THE THROTTLE FORWARD AS HE TURNED BASE, BUT THE ENGINE FAILED TO RESPOND. DURING A FORCED LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN IN A SNOWBANK ABOUT 75 FT SHORT OF THE THRESHOLD. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THERE WAS LESS THAN 10 GALLONS OF FUEL REMAINING. THE FUEL CAPACITY OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS 65 GALLONS WITH 55 GALLONS USABLE.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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