NTSB Identification: BFO87LA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35068.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 28, 1987 in ROANOKE, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N3043S
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.

WHILE ENROUTE FROM GAITHERSBURG, MD, TO BLACKSBURG, VA, THE PLT DECIDED TO DIVERT TO ROANOKE, VA, DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AREA. ON X-WIND LEG TO RWY 33 AT ROANOKE THE ENG STARTED TO RUN ROUGH. AFT CARB HEAT WAS APPLIED IT SMOOTHED OUT BUT QUIT COMPLETELY ON EXTENDED FINAL. DURING THE FORCED LNDG THE ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DMGD. EXAM OF THE FUEL TKS REVEALED NO FUEL IN THE RT TK AND 2 GALS IN THE LEFT. THE PLT STATED THAT HE FLEW THE ACFT AT FULL RICH AT ALL TIMES DURING THE FLT AND THAT HE RAN INTO STRONGER THAN FORECAST HEADWINDS.

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

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

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..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

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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