NTSB Identification: CHI86LA101.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31587.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 09, 1986 in CARMEL, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N93989
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 WAS ON A X-COUNTRY FLT. HE TOOK OFF FROM AN EN ROUTE ARPT WITH APRX 12 GAL OF FUEL ON BOARD & WAS RETURNING TO HIS HOME BASE. DUE TO HIGH WINDS AT THE DESTINATION ARPT, THE STUDENT DIVERTED TO AN ALTERNATE ARPT. WHILE EN ROUTE, THE ACFT RAN OUT OF FUEL. THE STUDENT ATTEMPTED TO LAND IN A FIELD, BUT BEFORE REACHING IT, THE ACFT FLEW INTO THE TOPS OF TREES. APRX 9 MI SOUTH, THE 1251 CST WIND WAS FROM 210 DEG AT 20 GUSTING 34 KTS.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


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