NTSB Identification: FTW87LA027.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32062.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 06, 1986 in GEORGETOWN, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N5809G
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 PLT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF PWR DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION DURING THE X-COUNTRY FLT. THE PLT ELECTED TO DIVERT TO GEORGETOWN, TX, DURING THE FLT TO REFUEL. THE ENGINE QUIT APRX 4 TO 6 MILES NORTH OF THE APRT. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO MAKE THE ARPT WITH INADEQUATE AIRSPEED AND ALT AND THE ACFT IMPACTED A TREE AND THE TERRAIN. THE PLT STATED THAT THE ACFT HAD 3 TO 4 GALLONS OF FUEL REMAINING, HOWEVER, EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED APRX 1 PINT OF FUEL REMAINED IN THE FUEL SYSTEM.

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..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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