NTSB Identification: BFO88FIG01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37342.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 17, 1988 in ANNAPOLIS, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5269H
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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 STU & INSTR WERE RETURNING TO MITCHELLVILLE AFTER DOING SEVERAL TOUCH & GO LANDINGS AT STEVENSVILLE. THE ACFT WAS LEVEL AT 1700 FT WHEN A POWER LOSS OCCURRED. ATTEMPTS TO RESTART THE ENGINE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. THE INSTR TOOK CONTROL OF THE ACFT AND LANDED IN A MARSHY BOG. THE ACFT CONTINUED INTO A CREEK AND NOSED OVER. THE INSTR AND STU EXITED THE ACFT ASSISTED BY FISHERMAN. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THERE WAS LESS THAN 1 GAL OF FUEL ABOARD THE ACFT AFTER THE ACCIDENT. THE STU SAID THE FUEL GAGES INDICATED ONE-QUARTER AND ONE-HALF FULL TANKS DURING THE PREFLIGHT. SINCE THE ACFT WAS LAST REFUELED IT WAS FLOWN 4.6 HRS INCLUDING THE ACCIDENT FLIGHT WHICH WAS 1.3 HRS LONG.

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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