NTSB Identification: DEN87LA246.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34981.
Accident occurred Monday, September 28, 1987 in AURORA, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N2554Q
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 WAS FLYING A LONG CROSS COUNTRY INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT. THE PILOT STATED HE BECAME DISORIENTED AT THE FIRST CHECK POINT AND FOLLOWED HIGHWAYS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE FOUR HOUR FLIGHT. THE ENGINE QUIT AND THE PILOT LANDED IN A WEED FILLED FIELD. DURING ROLLOUT THE AIRCRAFT HIT A DITCH AND NOSED OVER. A POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED NO USEABLE FUEL IN THE AIRCRAFT TANKS.

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:

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT/NAVIGATION INSTRUMENT(S)..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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