NTSB Identification: SEA83LA008
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 18, 1982 in ASHTON, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/18/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA T210M, registration: N1982M
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.

DURING A FLIGHT FROM EL PASO, TX TO THREE FORKS, MT, THE PILOT NOTED CLOUDS BELOW HIS CRUISING ALTITUDE WHILE CROSSING THE MONTANA BORDER. WHEN HE ARRIVED AT HIS DESTINATION, HE WAS ABOVE A SOLID OVERCAST, SO HE DIVERTED TO WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT. DURING ARRIVAL, HE CONTACTED A FLIGHT SERVICE STATION FOR AN AIRPORT ADVISORY AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE AIRPORT WAS CLOSED FOR SNOW REMOVAL. HE THEN DIVERTED TO ST ANTHONY, ID. WHILE ENROUTE, FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED. DURING A FORCED LANDING ON A ROAD, THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD AND WAS DAMAGED.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT/FACILITIES..UNAVAILABLE


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

REFUELING..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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