NTSB Identification: FTW88LA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36250.
Accident occurred Friday, October 30, 1987 in SAN ANGELO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N3449J
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

WHILE ON A LONG FINAL APPROACH THE AIRCRAFT RAN OUT OF FUEL. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD. DURING LANDING ROLL THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, THE MAIN LANDING GEAR CAME OFF, AND BOTH WINGS WERE DAMAGED. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE COULD HAVE AVOIDED THE ACCD BY NOT OVERFLYING BIG SPRINGS ARPT (BUT RATHER LNDG THERE AND REFUELING) AND BY KEEPING BETTER TRACK OF FLT PROGRESS AND FUEL CONSUMPTION.

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 CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN




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