NTSB Identification: NYC86LA072.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31328.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 04, 1986 in NAUGATUCK, CT
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N6007G
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A STUDENT PILOT PREFLIGHTED CESSNA 150, DEPARTED THE AIRPORT AND PERFORMED A FEW TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS BEFORE LEAVING THE AREA AND FOLLOWING THE MERRIT PARKWAY IN CONNECTICUT. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE ENGINE WAS NOT RUNNING SMOOTH. THE PILOT LANDED AT CROSS ROADS AIRPORT AND A MECHANIC CHEKED ENGINE. THE MECHANIC SAID IT WAS PROBABLY CARB ICE. HOWEVER, AFTER TAKING OFF AGAIN, THE ENGINE CONTINUED TO RUN ROUGH. WHEN THE ENGINE FINALLY QUIT, THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A LANDING ON A SCHOOL TENNIS COURT. THE PILOT STATED TO A POLICEMAN THAT HE RAN OUT OF FUEL. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT SHOWED APPROXIMATELY 1.5 QUARTS OF FUEL REMAINING IN BOTH TANKS. THE PILOT HAD NO KNOWN SOLO EXPERIENCE AND FURTHER STATED THAT THIS FLIGHT WAS NOT AUTHORIZED BY ANY FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR.

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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INADEQUATE TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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