NTSB Identification: CHI86LA180.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31650.
Accident occurred Friday, July 25, 1986 in DULUTH, MN
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5499B
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 LANDED THE AIRCRAFT ON A ROAD AND IT COLLIDED WITH A ROAD SIGN AFTER EXPERIENCING FUEL EXAUSTION ON A SOLO CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT. THE FLIGHT LASTED APPROXIMATELY 3.2 HOURS AND COVERED 289 MILES. THE STUDENT STATED THAT BOTH FUEL TANKS LOOKED 'ALMOST FULL' DURING HIS PREFLIGHT.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..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

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