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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157412
Last updated: 21 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182R
Registration: N9616H
C/n / msn: 1826793
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Approx 35 miles SE of Farmington, NM -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:San Marcos, TX (HYI)
Destination airport:Durango, CO (DRO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
On a cross-country flight that was on a route the pilot flew often as a non-stop trip, the airplane encountered constant head winds that reduced ground speed to about 90 knots. After 6 hours and 50 minutes of flight, the pilot made the decision to land at an airport short of his destination for fuel. According to the pilot, when the airplane was about 35 miles short of the intended fuel stop, the engine lost all power due to fuel exhaustion and he conducted a forced landing to rough uneven terrain. During landing roll, the aircraft nosed over.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight planning, and his improper inflight decision to not land and refuel, which resulted in fuel exhaustion.



Revision history:

02-Jul-2013 09:48 JINX Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
14-Dec-2017 10:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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