NTSB Identification: MKC86LA129.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32433.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 18, 1986 in JONESBORO, AR
Aircraft: CESSNA 152II, registration: N67490
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 WAS LEVEL AT 3,000 FEET, AND HAD THE AIRPORT IN SIGHT WHEN HE EXPERIENCED A FLUCTUATION IN ENGINE RPM. THE PILOT FURTHER STATED THAT HE CONTINUED THE FLIGHT BUT THAT THE ENGINE QUIT WHEN THE AIRCRAFT WAS OVER THE AIRPORT. THE P.I.C. COULD NOT EXPALIN WHY HE CHOSE NOT TO LAND AT THE AIRPORT, AND ATTEMPTED INSTEAD AN OFF-AIRPORT LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT CLIPPED A TREE WITH ITS RIGHT WING AND IMPACTED THE GROUND NOSE FIRST. THERE WAS NO FIRE. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE AIRCRAFT HAD TEN GALLONS OF FUEL ON BOARD WHEN THE FLIGHT ORIGINATED. HE MADE ONE STOP ENROUTE TO HIS DESTINATION AIRPORT, 120NM AWAY.

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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