NTSB Identification: ATL89LA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37133.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 29, 1988 in HAZEL GREEN, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N555DU
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 FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR AND THE PRE-SOLO STUDENT CRASHED AFTER TAKEOFF ABOUT 1/2 MILE FROM THE HAZEL GREEN AIRPORT. THE ACFT HAD BEEN OPERATED ABOUT ONE HOUR SINCE THE ORIGINAL TAKEOFF FROM HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA. THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT REPORTED THAT ABOUT 12 GALLONS OF FUEL WAS ON BOARD AT HUNTSVILLE. THE WRECKAGE EXAMINATION REVEALED ONLY A SMALL QUANTITY OF FUEL IN THE FUEL SYSTEM.

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:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)



Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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