NTSB Identification: SEA91LA239.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44483.
Accident occurred Monday, September 16, 1991 in HILLSBORO, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/28/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N714RK
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 REFUELED AT HIS FIRST STOP ON A CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT, RATHER THAN AT THE SECOND STOP AS RECOMMENDED BY HIS FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR. AS HE WAS APPROACHING TO LAND AT HIS FINAL DESTINATION, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN TREES ABOUT ONE HALF MILE FROM THE ACTIVE RUNWAY. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT LESS THAN ONE GALLON OF FUEL WAS REMAINING IN EACH OF THE TWO WING TANKS. UNUSABLE FUEL FOR THIS AIRCRAFT WAS 3.5 GALLONS.

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

INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PLANNING, WHICH RESULTED IN AN INADEQUATE FUEL SUPPLY AND FUEL EXHAUSTION.

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