NTSB Identification: DEN93LA072.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 50240.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 01, 1993 in HASWELL, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/03/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N704QR
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.

WHILE ON A STUDENT SOLO CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING FLIGHT, THE ALTERNATOR FAILED AND THE STUDENT FAILED TO RECOGNIZE THE FAILURE. THE LORAN, WHICH HE WAS USING FOR NAVIGATION, FAILED SO HE SWITCHED TO THE VOR. THAT ALSO FAILED AND HE THEN NOTICED HIS FUEL GAUGES WERE LOW AND THOUGHT HE WAS RUNNING OUT OF FUEL. THE STUDENT PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LAND ON A RURAL ROAD AND WENT OFF THE SIDE OF THE ROAD INTO A DITCH. THE FLIGHT DEPARTED WITH FULL FUEL WHICH PROVIDES APPROXIMATELY 4 HOURS AND 30 MINUTES ENDURANCE. THE ACTUAL DURATION OF THE FLIGHT WAS 1 HOUR AND 45 MINUTES.

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

FAILURE OF THE STUDENT PILOT TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT DURING LANDING ROLL. FACTORS WERE: ALTERNATOR FAILURE, FAILURE OF THE STUDENT PILOT TO FOLLOW PROCEDURES AND DIRECTIVES, AND FAILURE OF THE STUDENT PILOT TO PERFORM FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS.

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