NTSB Identification: CHI85LA087.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28119.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 12, 1985 in CENTRAL, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N10543
Injuries: 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.

THE ACFT CONTACTED A TREE AND NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE STUDENT PLT WAS OBSERVED BY SEVERAL WITNESSES TO TO REMOVE THE FUEL CAPS DURING PREFLIGHT AND CHECK THE FUEL QUANTITY. THE PLT STATED THE FUEL LEVEL WAS UP TO THE TANK FILLERNECKS. AFTER 1.5 HOURS FLT TIME, FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED. THE ACFT HAD BEEN FLOWN ON TWO PREVIOUS FLTS TOTALING 2.3 HOURS FLT TIME AND HAD NOT BEEN REFUELED PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT FLT.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND




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