NTSB Identification: LAX86LA287.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32139.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 10, 1986 in SUNNYMEAD, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N704GW
Injuries: 2 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 NEWLY CERTIFICATED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR DEPARTED ON A LOCAL DUAL INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT WITH A FIRST HOUR PRIMARY STUDENT. THE CFI SAID THAT 'DUE TO NUMEROUS DISTRACTIONS' HE 'FORGOT TO CHECK THE FUEL LEVEL AND DEPARTED ON THE FLIGHT WITHOUT AN ADEQUATE FUEL SUPPLY.' AFTER ABOUT A ONE HOUR FLIGHT, THE CFI SAID THE ENGINE QUIT 'DUE TO FUEL STARVATION' AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A DITCH AND TREES DURING THE SUBSEQUENT FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..DUAL STUDENT




Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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