NTSB Identification: LAX86LA124.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31726.
Accident occurred Monday, February 24, 1986 in LOS BANOS, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N60816
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 PILOT STATED THAT HE OVERFLEW HIS DESTINATION AIRPORT WHILE ON A NIGHT CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT. HE TURNED AROUND AND WAS PROCEEDING BACK WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT 20 MILES SHORT OF HIS INTENDED DESTINATION. THE AIRCRAFT HIT A DITCH DURING THE ENSUING FORCED LANDING ATTEMPT. ACCORDING TO THE LOCAL SHERIFF'S DEPUTY, THE PILOT STATED THAT HE BELIEVED THAT HE RAN OUT OF FUEL.

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:

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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