NTSB Identification: CHI86LA226.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31588.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 21, 1986 in TERRE HAUTE, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N66023
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 ACFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH AN O-320-E2D ENG, BUT THE PLT CALCULATED HIS FUEL CONSUMPTION BASED ON THE ORIGINAL ENG, WHICH WAS AN O-200-A. THE O-200-A ENG USED APRX 8 GAL/HR, WHEREAS, THE O-320-E2D USED ABOUT 10 GAL/HR. BEFORE REACHING THE DESTINATION ON THE 1ST LEG OF THE X-COUNTRY FLT, THE ACFT RAN OUT OF FUEL. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PLT LANDED THE ACFT IN A CORN FIELD WHERE THE NOSE GEAR DUG IN & THE PLANE NOSED OVER.

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

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

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:

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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