Accident at 10 NM NE of Pocatello, ID


2001-06-04: The pilot of C-FDGH, a Cessna 172 with one passenger, was on a VFR flight from Great Falls, MT to Pocatello, ID at 7,000 feet ASL when the engine quit. The pilot carried out a forced landing in a potato field and the a/c overturned after touching down on the soft ground. The 2 occupants were not injured, but there is substantial damage to the a/c. The pilot thought he had four hours of fuel on board and was 3:20 hours into the flight when the engine quit.


CADORS Number 2001C0577
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Occurred At 2001-06-01 - 19:16
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location the United States of America, North America, National Capital Region (NCR), 10 NM NE of Pocatello, ID
TSB Occurrence Number A01F0074
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Categories Other,Loss of control - ground,Fuel related

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FDGH | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model  Silhouette image of 172M
Year Built 1972
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model  Silhouette image of O-320-E2D
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Overturn,Fuel - exhaustion,Forced landing

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