NTSB Identification: MIA87LA251.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34912.
Accident occurred Friday, September 18, 1987 in PLANT CITY, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N67896
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 STATED THE ACFT WAS CRUISING AT 3000 FT, WHEN THE ENG LOST PWR. SHE SELECTED A FLD & MADE AN EMERG LNDG. DRG THE LNDG ROLL, THE ACFT WENT THRU A BARBED WIRE FENCE, HIT A DITCH, NOSED OVER & CAME TO REST INVERTED. THE ACFT HAD FLOWN A TOTAL OF 5.2 HRS SINCE IT HAD BEEN REFUELED. THE NORMAL FLT TIME OF A CESSNA 152 WITH LONG RANGE FUEL TANKS WAS APRX 5.5 HOURS. THE STUDENT HAD PLANNED FOR A FUEL CONSUMPTION OF 4.8 GPH; ACTUAL CONSUMPTION WAS APRX 7 GPH. A POST CRASH EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED SOME FUEL HAD LEAKED FM THE LOWER CORNER OF THE RGT FUEL TANK & AT THE FUEL QUANTITY SENDING UNIT IN THE TOP OF THE TANK, BUT THE AMOUNT OF LEAKAGE WAS NOT DETERMINED.

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:

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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