NTSB Identification: MIA87LA232.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34251.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 25, 1987 in SARASOTA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4745A
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 PLT HAD COMPLETED ABOUT 3.4 HRS OF A SOLO CROSS-COUNTRY TRAINING FLT AND WAS ABOUT 6 MILES SE OF THE AIRPORT, WHEN THE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED A LOSS OF POWER. A FORCED LANDING WAS PERFORMED IN A CELERY FIELD. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO USABLE FUEL IN THE AIRCRAFT AND NO EVIDENCE OF ANY FUEL SPILL AT THE ACCIDENT SITE. AFTER PROVIDING AN ADEQUATE QUANTITY OF FUEL, A SATISFACTORY TEST RUN OF THE AIRCRAFT'S ENGINE WAS PERFORMED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..EXHAUSTION

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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

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

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

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


Contributing Factors

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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