NTSB Identification: CHI88LA123.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35830.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 28, 1988 in LAKEVILLE, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4812B
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 MAKING THE FOURTH LEG OF A SOLO CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT TOTALLING 314 NAUTICAL MILES. ALTHOUGH HE DEPARTED WITH FULL FUEL, NONE WAS ADDED DURING THE TRIP. THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A POWER FAILURE, DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION, APPROXIMATELY FIVE MILES SHORT OF THE FINAL DESTINATION. DURING THE PRECAUTIONARY LANDING THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED DURING A NOSE OVER. THE PILOT REPORTED NO INJURIES. INVESTIGATION REVEALED INCONSISTENT SUPERVISION AND TRAINING BY THE PILOT'S CFI.

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

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

SUPERVISION..POOR..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..UPHILL


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)


Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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