NTSB Identification: FTW87LA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31580.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 15, 1986 in LAGO VISTA, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N5552G
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 INSTRUCTOR (CFI) & STUDENT HAD PLANNED A 30 MIN FLT TO PRACTICE TOUCH-&-GO LANDINGS. DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB AFTER THE 3RD TOUCH-&-GO, THE ENG LOST POWER FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE CFI STATED THAT HE MEASURED THE FUEL SUPPLY WITH A RULER DRG THE PREFLT & CALCULATED THAT 6.5 GAL OR ENOUGH FOR APRX 1 HR OF FLT WAS REMAINING. HOWEVER, THE ENG QUITE AFTER ABOUT 1/2 HR OF OPERATION. THE TOTAL FUEL SUPPLY OF THE ACFT WAS 26 GAL, OF WHICH, 3.5 GAL WAS CONSIDERED AS UNUSABLE. DRG AN EXAM AFTER THE ACDNT, ONLY ABOUT 2 GAL OF FUEL WAS FOUND REMAINING. NO EVIDENCE OF A LEAK WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL SYSTEM.

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

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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