Pilot Calculated A 17GPH Fuel Burn For The Two Hour And 45 Minute Flight

Location: Kingsley, IA Accident Number: CEN21LA406
Date & Time: September 6, 2021, 15:15 Local Registration: N7574N
Aircraft: Cessna A185F Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On September 6, 2021, about 1515 central daylight time, an amphibious float equipped Cessna 185F airplane, N7574N, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Kingsley, Iowa. The pilot and passenger were uninjured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, they departed Alexander Field South Wood County Airport (ISW), Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, about 1241, destined for Sioux Gateway Airport (SUX), Sioux City, Iowa. After completing his flight planning, the pilot added 42 gallons of 100LL, which increased total fuel on board to about 70 gallons. The pilot calculated a 17gph fuel burn for the two hour and 45 minute flight. When the airplane was about 25 miles east, northeast of SUX, a loss of engine power occurred. Trouble shooting was unsuccessful and the pilot executed a forced landing to a corn field, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.

The airplane was recovered to a storage facility and a detailed engine examination is pending.

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