NTSB Identification: CHI86LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31185.
Accident occurred Monday, March 17, 1986 in LANSING, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N50851
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 PILOT FLEW A FOUR LEG ROUND-ROBIN WITH TOUCH AND GO LANDING AFTER EACH LEG. AFTER HIS RETURN TO HIS POINT OF ORIGIN AND FOLLOWING HIS SECOND TOUCH AND GO THERE, THE ENGINE QUIT AT 100 FT AGL, HALFWAY DOWN THE RUNWAY. HE BOUNCED INTO THE GRASS AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY AND FLIPPED OVER. THE LEFT TANK WAS FOUND TO CONTAIN 1.5 GALLONS AND THE RIGHT TANK WAS FOUND TO CONTAIN ONE QUART OF FUEL. FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT, THE ENGINE OPERATED NORMALLY, HOWEVER ONE CYLINDER HAD NO COMPRESSION.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,TANK..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..PRESSURE TOO LOW

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