NTSB Identification: NYC87LA154.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36780.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 24, 1987 in NEW HAVEN, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N65482
Injuries: 3 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.

DRG A NIGHT FLT FROM NEW BEDFORD TO BRIDGEPORT, THE PLT ENCTRD VISIBILITY PROBLEMS & BELIEVED THAT FUEL CONSUMPTION WAS HIGHER THAN NORMAL. HE OBTAINED RADAR VECTORS TO NEW HAVEN. AFTER SEEING THE ARPT, HE FLEW OVER TO ESTABLISH THE RUNWAY PATTERN. HOWEVER, FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED AS HE WAS FLYING OVER. HE RPRTD THAT HE WAS FORCED TO GLIDE TO A LANDING WITHOUT ESTABLISHING A NORMAL APCH. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WENT OFF THE END OF THE RWY & STRUCK A FENCE.

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

DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE

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