NTSB Identification: LAX86LA201.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31903.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 27, 1986 in TORREY PINES, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N704PL
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 THE FINAL LEG OF A X-COUNTRY FLT WHEN THE ENG QUIT. A FORCED LANDING WAS ATTEMPTED ON A BEACH DURING WHICH THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PLT STATED THAT HE PURCHASED 5.9 GALLONS OF FUEL AT ONE OF HIS POINTS OF LANDING. HE DID NOT REPORT HOW LONG THE ACFT HAD FLOWN BEFORE THE ENG QUIT. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE DISCLOSED THAT APRX ONE CUP OF FUEL REMAINED IN THE WING FUEL TANKS.

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

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

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