NTSB Identification: MIA89FA048.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38199.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 07, 1988 in GAINESVILLE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N60029
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PLT OBTAINED WEATHER BRIEFING PRIOR TO DEPARTURE AT WHICH TIME HE WAS TOLD THE POSSIBILITY OF IFR CONDITIONS ON ARRIVAL AT DESTINATION EXISTED DUE TO FOG. PLT FAILED TO OBTAIN EN ROUTE WEATHER BRIEFING. NEAR HIS DESTINATION, THE PLT ENCOUNTERED IFR CONDITIONS. PLT EXHAUSTED ALL FUEL AND CRASHED WHILE ATTEMPTING A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING ENGINE FAILURE.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..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

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:

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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