NTSB Identification: DEN89LA050.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38142.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 28, 1988 in GILCREST, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152 II, registration: N46974
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 PLT, WITH HIS WIFE AS A PAX, DEPARTED GREELEY, CO, ON A CROSS-COUNTRY FLT TO CLAYTON, NM. AFTER LANDING, THE PILOT HAD HIS AIRCRAFT REFUELED. IT TOOK 23.5 GALLONS OF FUEL TO FILL THE FUEL TANKS. THE PLT THEN TOOK OFF, FLEW 46 MILES SOUTHEAST, THEN TURNED AROUND FOR HIS RETURN FLT TO CO. HE ARRIVED IN THE DENVER AREA AND LANDED AT A SMALL AIRPORT EAST OF DENVER. HE THEN DEPARTED THE AIRPORT, WITHOUT REFUELING, AND FLEW TO ANOTHER AIRPORT NORTH OF DENVER. AGAIN, AFTER A SHORT TIME ON THE GROUND, HE DEPARTED WITHOUT REFUELING. ABOUT 7 MINUTES LATER, THE ENG QUIT AND THE PLT MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A SNOW-COVERED FIELD DURING WHICH THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. WRECKAGE RECOVERY PERSONNEL REPORTED FINDING ONLY 1 QUART OF FUEL IN THE AIRCRAFT TANKS.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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