NTSB Identification: SEA89LA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38241.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 15, 1988 in MEDFORD, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N67638
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 PILOT DEPARTED THE AIRPORT WITHOUT OBTAINING FUEL. APPROXIMATELY 15 GALLONS OF FUEL WAS ON BOARD WHICH WOULD MAKE THE FUEL TANKS ABOUT ONE-HALF FULL. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN AIRBORNE FOR OVER 2 HOURS AND 10 MINUTES. DARK VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED. THE PILOT CHOSE AN UNLIT AREA TO MAKE A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK LUMBER IN A LUMBER YARD DURING THE LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT THEN NOSED OVER. POST ACC INVEST SHOWED NO FUEL IN THE ACFT AND NO EVIDENCE OF SPILLAGE OR LEAKAGE.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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