NTSB Identification: NYC87LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34101.
Accident occurred Monday, February 02, 1987 in WASHINGTON, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152C, registration: N757TZ
Injuries: 1 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 FLIGHT DEPARTED NEWPORT STATE AIRPORT, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND ON A STUDENT SOLO CROSS COUNTRY ENROUTE TO WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT. WHILE OVER WASHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN LOSING RPMS AND ALTITUDE. THE ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED DURING THE ENSUING FORCED LNDG. A CHECK OF FUEL TANKS INDICATED THE RIGHT ONE WAS EMPTY AND THE LEFT ONE WAS APPROX 1/8TH FULL.

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:

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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