NTSB Identification: MIA88LA125.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36008.
Accident occurred Friday, March 11, 1988 in JACKSONVILLE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N22CE
Injuries: 2 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 PILOT STATED THAT HE DID NOT VISUALLY CHECK THE FUEL QUANTITY PRIOR TO DEPARTURE ON AN AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY FLIGHT. ABOUT .9 HOURS AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENGINE FAILED DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING AND THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED. BOTH THE PILOT AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER WERE NOT WEARING THEIR SHOULDER HARNESSES. REFUELING RECORDS REVEALED THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAD FLOWN TWO PREVIOUS FLIGHTS OF ABOUT 3.1 HOURS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT FLIGHT.

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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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