NTSB Identification: NYC88LA146.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37816.
Accident occurred Monday, May 23, 1988 in TURNER, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N46413
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 PILOT SAID HE PREFLIGHTED THE AIRCRAFT BEFORE DEPARTURE. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE FLEW IN THE LOCAL AREA TAKING PHOTOS, THEN HAD STARTED BACK TOWARDS THE AIRPORT WHEN THE ENGINE BEGAN TO SPUTTER. THE PILOT CALLED BANGOR AIR RESCUE, CHECKED INSTRUMENTS AND SET UP FOR THE LANDING IN A NEARBY FIELD. DURING THE APPROACH, THE RIGHT WING HIT A TREE. INSPECTION OF THE AIRPLANE BY THE FAA REVEALED THAT BOTH FUEL TANKS WERE EMPTY.

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..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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