NTSB Identification: NYC89LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38058.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 11, 1988 in LANCASTER, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N9108B
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 OF THE CESSNA 172 WAS RETURNING SOLO FROM ATLANTIC CITY WHEN THE AIRCRAFT RAN OUT OF FUEL. HE LANDED IN A CORN FIELD AND THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO FUEL IN THE AIRCRAFT. THE PLT SAID HE FUELED THE ACFT WITH 20 GALS OF FUEL BEFORE HIS FLT FROM HARRISBURG, PA TO ATLANTIC CITY. NO REFUELING WAS PERFORMED AT ATLANTIC CITY FOR THE RETURN FLT TO HANOVER, PA. THE FLIGHT WAS CONDUCTED AS A PERSONAL FLIGHT, NOT IN CONNECTION WITH FLIGHT TRAINING.

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

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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