NTSB Identification: LAX87LA021.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32153.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 19, 1986 in MICHIGAN BAR, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172C, registration: N8449X
Injuries: 2 Serious,1 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.

DURING A PLEASURE CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED AN ENGING FAILURE. EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL TANKS REVEALED THAT BOTH TANKS WERE EMPTY OF FUEL. THE CARBURETOR WAS REMOVED FROM THE ENGINE AND FOUND TO CONTAIN APPROXIMATELY 1 TABLESPOON OF FUEL. NO ACC REPORT OR FLT TIME WAS OBTAINED FROM THE PLT.

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:

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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