NTSB Identification: LAX88LA205.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36483.
Accident occurred Monday, June 20, 1988 in CALISTOGA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N61175
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.

DURING A SOLO CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT, WHILE IN THE PATTERN FOR LANDING, THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT LANDED THE AIRPLANE. HOWEVER, HE FELT THERE WAS NOT SUFFICIENT RUNWAY TO STOP. THE PILOT PULLED UP AND MADE A RIGHT 180 DEGREE TURN. DURING THE TURN, THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH AN OCCUPIED HOUSE TRAILER NEAR THE AIRPORT. INSPECTION OF THE AIRPLANE REVEALED THAT LESS THAN THE UNUSABLE AMOUNT OF FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL TANKS.

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:

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RESIDENCE


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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