NTSB Identification: ATL93LA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 52244.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 02, 1993 in SUMMERVILLE, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/03/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757AC
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.

THE PLANNED FLIGHT WAS TO BE A ROUND TRIP FROM SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA TO ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA AND RETURN. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED SUMMERVILLE WITH 24.5 GALLONS OF FUEL. THE PILOT PURCHASED 6 GALLONS OF FUEL IN ST. AUGUSTINE FOR THE RETURN TRIP. TOTAL FLIGHT TIME FOR THE ROUND TRIP WAS 4.7 HOURS. THE CESSNA 152 INFORMATION MANUAL SHOWS THE AIRCRAFT ENDURANCE WITH 30.5 GALLONS OF FUEL AT 65 PER CENT POWER TO BE 4.5 HOURS.

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

THE POOR PREFLIGHT PLANNING BY THE PILOT.

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