NTSB Identification: CHI83LA065
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 25, 1982 in DAYTON, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/25/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N3136T
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 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 PILOT TOOK OFF WITH AN ESTIMATE 4 HRS OF FUEL ON BOARD. WHILE EN ROUTE, HE ENCOUNTERED HEADWINDS THAT WERE STRONGER THAN EXPECTED. AFTER ABOUT 3 HRS AND 48 MIN OF FLIGHT, HE WAS STILL ABOUT 27 TO 28 MI FROM HIS DESTINATION AND DIVERTED TO THE DAYTON GENERAL SOUTH AIRPORT AT DAYTON, OH. PRIOR TO REACHING THE AIRPORT, THE ENGINE LOST POWER FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION AFTER ABOUT 3 HRS AND 55 MIN OF FLIGHT. AS THE PILOT WAS MAKING A FORCED IN A STREET, THE PLANE STRUCK AN OVERHANGING TREE WHILE IT WAS STILL ABOUT 50 TO 75 FT AGL.

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

DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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