NTSB Identification: CHI91LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43028.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 10, 1991 in OSSEO, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N49288
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 STUDENT PILOT SAID THAT WHILE ON A SOLO CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT, HE BECAME LOST AND DISORIENTATED. THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS MADE ON A SNOW COVERED FARM FIELD, WHICH RESULTED IN A COLLISION WITH A FENCE, THEN A NOSE OVER. POST-ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE FUEL TANKS WERE EMPTY OF USABLE FUEL. AN ENGINE RUN-UP PERFORMED SATISFACTORILY.

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

FUEL EXHAUSTION WHICH OCCURRED WHEN THE PILOT BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE PILOT'S LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE, THE TERRAIN CONDITION, AND A FENCE.

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