NTSB Identification: MIA88LA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36110.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 16, 1988 in ORLANDO, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N714SW
Injuries: 2 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 PLT STATED THAT HE WAS ENROUTE TO SANFORD, FL WHEN THE ENGINE LOST POWER. HE THEN LANDED ON I-4, STRIKING A VAN WITH THE LEFT WING AND PROPELLER. THE OPERATOR STATED THAT PRIOR TO REMOVING THE WINGS IN ORDER TO TRANSPORT THE ACFT BACK TO SANFORD, ALL THE REMAINING FUEL WAS DRAINED. THIS FUEL TOTALED APRX 1 1/4 GALLONS. ACCORDING TO THE CESSNA 152 OPERATING MANUAL, THE LONG RANGE FUEL TANK CAPACITY OF THIS ACFT IS 39 GALLONS WITH 1 1/2 GALLONS BEING UNUSEABLE FUEL.

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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