NTSB Identification: MKC88LA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36466.
Accident occurred Friday, March 25, 1988 in PRESTON, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4712D
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 PILOT WAS ON THE SECOND LEG OF A X-COUNTRY TRNG FLT WHEN THE ENG QUIT. EXAM OF THE ACFT FUEL SYSTEM REVEALED THAT NO FUEL WAS PRESENT. THE PILOT DEPARTED THE ORIGINAL DEPARTURE ARPT WITHOUT A FULL LOAD OF FUEL, AND HAD PLANNED TO ACQUIRE FUEL AT THE SECOND OF TWO PLANNED STOPS. THE PILOT STATED HE VISUALLY CHKD FUEL BEFORE COMMENCING THE FLT, BUT THAT HE DID NOT CONFIRM IF THE FUEL QUANTITY PRESENT IN THE TANKS WAS SUFFICIENT FOR THE PROPOSED TRNG FLT. THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A FLD 40 MILES SHORT OF HIS PROPOSED FUELING STOP.

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



Contributing Factors

REFUELING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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