NTSB Identification: ATL85LA178.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28642.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 02, 1985 in OLIVE BRANCH, MS
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N49995
Injuries: 2 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.

PLT WAS RETURNING TO ARPT WITH KNOWN LOW FUEL STATE. THE PLANNED LANDING WAS TO BE ON RWY 18 BUT WHILE APPROACHING THE ARPT, THE ENG MISSED. THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND ON RWY 36 WITH A TAILWIND AND CONFLICTING TRAFFIC. THE CONFLICTING TRAFFIC CLEARED THE RWY AND THE ACFT WAS FORCED ONTO THE RWY AND A PORPOISING ACTION RESULTED. THE LEFT WHEEL BROKE AWAY AND THE ACFT CAME TO A STOP JUST OFF THE NORTH END ON RWY 36.

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:

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VREF)..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT SERVICE..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..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

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

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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