NTSB Identification: NYC92LA038.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45583.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 28, 1991 in DANBURY, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/27/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N25262
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 WAS ON A SOLO CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT. HE WAS INSTRUCTED TO REFUEL THE AIRPLANE BEFORE THE RETURN FLIGHT. BECAUSE OF A HOLIDAY, THERE WAS NO REFUELING SERVICE AVAILABLE. THE STUDENT DECIDED THAT THE AIRPLANE HAD SUFFICIENT FUEL FOR THE RETURN FLIGHT AND HE DEPARTED. THE ENGINE QUITE APPROXIMATELY 1.75 HOURS AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD AND THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A TREE. THE FAA FOUND NO FUEL IN THE TANKS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE STUDENT PILOT'S IMPROPER PREFLIGHT AND PLANNING WHICH RESULTED IN FUEL SYSTEM EXHAUSTION AND A FORCED LANDING ON UNSUITABLE TERRAIN. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOT'S LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE.
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