NTSB Identification: CHI85LA214.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27990.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 26, 1985 in MARSHALL, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N18066
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 STUDENT BECAME DISORIENTED AT ONE OF HIS CHECK POINTS ON A X-COUNTY FLT. WITH ASSISTANCE FROM FSS AND APPROACH CONTROL HE ARRIVED AT HIS DESTINATION. THE STUDENT, HOWEVER, SELECTED THE RWY WITH A TAILWIND COMPONENT & WAS UNABLE TO LAND AFTER TWO APPROACHES. THE ENGINE FAILED (FUEL EXHAUSTION) AFTER THE SECOND APPROACH & A FORCED LANDING WAS EXECUTED IN A PLOWED FIELD. THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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:

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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