NTSB Identification: MKC87LA109.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36214.
Accident occurred Friday, May 22, 1987 in ST. LOUIS, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6136Q
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 PILOT STATED THAT HE DEPARTED ST. LOUIS DOWNTOWN-PARKS AIRPORT (CPS) ON A ROUND-ROBIN FLIGHT WITH PLANNED STOPS AT ST. CLAIR MEMORIAL AIRPORT (K39), MISSOURI, AND RICHLAND MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (M034), MISSOURI. THE RETURN FLIGHT TO CPS INCLUDED ANOTHER STOP AT K39. NO REFUELING WAS PERFORMED ENROUTE, ACCORDING TO THE PILOT AND THE FAA. THE ENGINE BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH AFTER 3 HOURS AND 55 MINUTES OF FLIGHT TIME, AND SUBSEQUENTLY LOST POWER, FORCING THE PILOT TO ATTEMPT AN OFF-AIRPORT LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER WHEN THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED DURING IMPACT. A POST-ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT FAILED TO FIND ANY SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF FUEL IN THE TANKS AND THERE WERE NO PRE-EXISTING DISCREPANCIES FOUND IN THE POWERPLANT TO SUGGEST AN ENGINE FAILURE. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST 3 MILES SHORT OF A SUITABLE AERODROME.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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