NTSB Identification: ATL88LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36044.
Accident occurred Friday, January 15, 1988 in FAYETTEVILLE, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N60362
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PLT RPTDLY BECAME LOST ON A SOLO X-C FLIGHT, AND WAS UNABLE TO LOCATE HER DESTINATION ARPT. SHE SUBSEQUENTLY OBTAINED RADAR VECTORS TO ANOTHER ARPT. THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQUNTLY LOST POWER WHILE ON FINAL APPCH TO THE ARPT, AND THE AIRPLANE CRASHED INTO TREES ABOUT 1.5 MILES SHORT OF THE RWY. POST-CRASH EXAM OF THE AIRPLANE REVEALED THAT THE FUEL SUPPLY WAS EXHAUSTED. THE FLIGHT ORIGINATED WITH ADEQUATE FUEL FOR THE PLANNED 1 HR TRIP. THE ACTUAL TIME IN FLIGHT WAS ABOUT 2.2 HRS. THE STUDENT PLT RPTDLY HAD A TOTAL OF ABOUT 8 HRS SOLO FLT EXPERIENCE.

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION



Contributing Factors

PERFORMED


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK

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