NTSB Identification: CHI93LA315.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, August 10, 1993 in MONTGOMERY, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/20/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N102CF
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT BECAME DISORIENTED AND WAS UNABLE TO LOCATE THE AIRPORT AT HIS INTENDED DESTINATION. HE CONTIUED TO SEARCH FOR THE AIRPORT AND EXHAUSTED THE FUEL SUPPLY ON BOARD THE AIRPLANE. A FORCED LANDING WAS CONDUCTED TO UNSUITABLE TERRAIN IN THE DARK NIGHT.

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

THE PILOT BECAME DISORIENTED RESULTING IN LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE DARK NIGHT LIGHT CONDITION WAS A FACTOR.

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