NTSB Identification: CHI87LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32141.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 05, 1986 in WEST CHICAGO, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5488B
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 ASSUMED HE HAD FULL FUEL TANKS PRIOR TO TAKEOFF. HE THEN PROCEEDED TO FLY THE AIRCRAFT FOR APPROXIMATELY 4.4 HOURS. JUST PRIOR TO HIS FINAL LANDING HE WAS FORCED TO GO AROUND DUE TO AN AIRCRAFT ON THE RUNWAY. FOLLOWING THIS GO AROUND HE ESTABLISHED HIMSELF ON BASE LEG. AT THIS POINT HE RAN OUT OF FUEL. HE WAS UNAWARE THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN FLOWN FOR 1.1 HOURS TWO DAYS AFTER IT WAS FULLY FUELED AND EIGHT DAYS PRIOR TO HIS 4.4 HOUR FLIGHT. THEREFORE THE AIRCRAFT HAD FLOWN FOR APPROXIMATELY 5.6 HOURS WHEN IT RAN OUT OF FUEL.

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:

AIRCRAFT SERVICE..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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