NTSB Identification: CHI85LA192.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28003.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 08, 1985 in WEST BEND, WI
Aircraft: CESSNA A152, registration: N4799A
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.

PLT DEPARTED FONDULAC, WI, WITH FULL FUEL (24.5 GALLONS USABLE) AND FLEW APRX 25 MILES SOUTH WHERE 2 1/2 HRS WERE SPENT TAKING AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS. FLT THEN PROCEEDED APRX 60 MILES TO MANITOWOC, WI WHERE A LANDING WAS MADE. DEPARTURE WAS THEN MADE WITH APRX 9 GALLONS OF FUEL ONBOARD FOR WEST BEND, WI (APRX 48 MILES AWAYS). ON FINAL APCH ENGINE QUIT. FORCED LANDING MADE IN SOFT TERRAIN AND NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. ACFT NOSED OVER. APRX 1 QT FUEL DRAINED OUT OF ACFT WHEN TURNED OVER. ADDITIONAL 3 OZ WAS LATER DRAINED. FUEL WAS ADDED TO ACFT AND TEST RUN WAS PERFORMED. ENGINE OPERATED WITHOUT DIFFICULTY.

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:

REFUELING..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT



Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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