NTSB Identification: CHI88LA027.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35082.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 17, 1987 in PATOKA, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N86WA
Injuries: 2 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 ENROUTE TO PATOKA AIRPORT FOR FUEL THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED FUEL EXHAUSTION AND THE PILOT WAS FORCED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A FIELD. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED APPROXIMATELY TWO MILES NORTHEAST OF THE AIRPORT. THE NOSE GEAR OF THE AIRCRAFT BECAME STUCK IN THE GROUND DURING LANDING ROLLOUT, CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO FLIP OVER ONTO ITS BACK. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT'S LOGBOOK, THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN FLOWN APPROXIMATELY 4.1 HOURS SINCE LAST REFUELING.

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..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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