NTSB Identification: ATL89LA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37132.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 13, 1988 in LUMBERTON, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N993NA
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 HAD BEEN FLYING ABOUT 45 MINUTES WHEN HE CRASHED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. HE BELIEVED HE DEPARTED WITH 16 GALLONS OF FUEL, BASED ON FUEL GAUGE READINGS. THE WRECKAGE EXAMINATION FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY SYSTEM PROBLEMS. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, ONLY A SMALL QUANTITY OF FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE ENGINE OPERATED NORMALLY AFTER FUEL WAS PUT IN EACH TANK.

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



Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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