Fuel exhaustion Accident Cessna 177 N2233Y, Tuesday 10 January 2006
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Date:Tuesday 10 January 2006
Time:08:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C177 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 177
Registration: N2233Y
MSN: 17700033
Total airframe hrs:6425 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Antlers, Oklahoma -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Antlers, OK (80F)
Destination airport:McAlester Airport, OK (MLC/KMLC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The 800-hour private pilot reported in the Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report (NTSB Form 6120.1/2) that he departed the airport with 6 gallons of fuel on-board enroute to another airport located approximately 40 miles away, where he was expecting to refuel his single-engine airplane. About 10 miles from the point of departure, while at a cruise altitude of 2,500 feet msl, the engine "coughed", and the pilot elected to turn back towards his departure airport. When the airplane was approximately 2 miles from the airport the engine lost power and the pilot elected to execute a forced landing to an open pasture parallel to the interstate highway. The pilot added that while on short final for the forced landing, the airplane encountered wind shear resulting in a hard landing. The winds at the time of the accident were reported from 300 degrees at 20 knots, gusting to 40 knots.

Probable Cause: The loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion as result of the pilot's inadequate preflight planning. A contributing factor was the encounter with windshear during the forced landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DFW06CA051
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report



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