NTSB Identification: ATL88LA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36201.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 31, 1988 in BARNWELL, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N6254G
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 CFI AND HER STUDENT BECAME LOST ON THE LAST LEG OF A DUAL X-C FLT AFTER ENCOUNTERING RAINSHOWERS AND LOW CEILINGS. AFTER UNSUCCESSFULLY ATTEMPTING TO LOCATE THEIR DESTINATION ARPT, THE CFI LOCATED ANOTHER ARPT AND ELECTED TO LAND THERE. THE ENGINE SUBSEQUENTLY LOST POWER DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION, AND A FORCED LDG WAS MADE IN A FIELD ABOUT 3 MI FROM THE ARPT. THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER ON LDG. THE CFI HAD OBTAINED HER INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE ABOUT 2 WEEKS EARLIER. SHE REPORTED FLYING 15 HOURS DURING THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

FATIGUE(FLIGHT SCHEDULE)..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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