NTSB Identification: MIA87LA139.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33182.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 19, 1987 in MELBOURNE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N24511
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 STUDENT PILOT EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE IN FLIGHT AND LANDED THE AIRCRAFT IN A PASTURE. HE THEN RESTARTED THE ENGINE AND TOOK OFF, AFTER TAKE OFF THE ENGINE FAILED TWO TIMES AND HE RESTARTED IT. THE ENGINE FAILED THE THIRD TIME AND HE COULD NOT START IT. DURING THE FORCED LANDING THE NOSE WHEEL HIT A DITCH AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. EXAMINATION OF THE RIGHT FUEL TANK REVEALED IT WAS EMPTY AND THE LT FUEL TANK CONTAINED ABOUT 2 QUARTS OF FUEL.

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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..DITCH

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