NTSB Identification: NYC88LA175.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38064.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 03, 1988 in W. SENECA, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N63206
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 INSTRUCTOR PILOT STATED THAT THE STUDENT PILOT CONDUCTED THE PREFLIGHT AND REPORTED THE FUEL 'DOWN A LITTLE.' THE INSTRUCTOR DID NOT VISUALLY VERIFY THE AMOUNT OF FUEL ON BOARD. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE ACFT RAN OUT OF FUEL AND WAS FORCED TO LAND IN A FIELD FILLED WITH THICK BUSHES THAT WERE 3 TO 8 FEET TALL.

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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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