NTSB Identification: FTW87LA191.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33918.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 09, 1987 in MANSFIELD, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N6287G
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 STUDENT PILOT EXPERIENCED FUEL EXHAUSTION AND MADE A FORCED LANDING A FEW MILES SHORT OF HIS PLANNED DESTINATION. HIS PREFLIGHT TRIP PLANNING, WHICH WAS APPROVED BY HIS FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, IF FOLLOWED CORRECTLY WOULD HAVE BEEN ADEQUATE FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE PLANNED CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT. THIS PLAN CALLED FOR FULL FUEL UPON DEPARTURE AND A DIRECT FLIGHT FROM POINT TO POINT ALONG THE PLANNED ROUTE. AFTER THE ACCIDENT IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT HE HAD DEPARTED WITHOUT TOPPING THE FUEL TANKS WHICH WERE FILLED TO A TOTAL OF AT LEAST FIVE GALLONS LESS THAN THEIR COMBINED CAPACITY.
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:REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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