NTSB Identification: BFO90FA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 52875.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 01, 1990 in CLINTON, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/19/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N6288G
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE INSTRUCTOR (CFI) & STUDENT MET AT THE AIRPORT FOR A NIGHT FLIGHT, AFTER THE FUEL PUMPS HAD BEEN SHUT OFF. THEY WERE TOLD THE AIRPLANE HAD BEEN FLOWN EARLIER THAT DAY. THE CFI ELECTED TO PREFLIGHT THE AIRPLANE. HE STATED THAT HE THOUGHT THE RIGHT TANK WAS ABOUT HALF FULL & THE LEFT TANK WAS ABOUT 1/3 FULL. THEY TOOK OFF AT ABOUT 2200 EDT & MADE 3 FULL STOP LANDINGS, THEN DEPARTED & FLEW IN THE LOCAL AREA. THE PILOTS RETURNED & MADE 2 MORE LANDINGS. DURING TOOK OFF FROM THE LAST LANDING, AT ABOUT 2315 EDT, THE ENGINE LOST POWER & THE PILOTS WERE FORCED TO LAND IN TREES OFF THE END OF RUNWAY 23.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: IMPROPER PLANNING/DECISION BY THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT (CFI), WHICH RESULTED IN FUEL EXHAUSTION DUE TO AN INADEQUATE SUPPLY OF FUEL.
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