NTSB Identification: CHI92LA063.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45568.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 26, 1991 in ALPHA, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/08/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N106CF
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 PILOT SAID THE ENGINE FAILED DURING A SOLO, CROSS COUNTRY INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT. AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS ATTEMPTED IN A FARM FIELD, WHICH RESULTED IN A NOSE OVER. THE AIRCRAFT HAD FLOWN ABOUT 4.1 HOURS SINCE REFUELING. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE FUEL TANKS TO BE EMPTY OF USABLE FUEL. NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES WERE DISCOVERED.

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

INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PLANNING AND REFUELING NOT PERFORMED BY THE PILOT.

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