NTSB Identification: CHI85LA308.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28910.
Accident occurred Monday, July 22, 1985 in MT PLEASANT, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N6350K
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.

THE STUDENT PLT WAS ON A SOLO X-COUNTRY FLT BETWEEN MAPLE GROVE ARPT & HOUGHTON LAKE ARPT. DURING THE FLT, THE PLT REQUESTED RADAR ASSISTANCE TO LOCATE HOUGHTON LAKE. DUE TO HER SOLO STUDENT STATUS & THE CLOSE PROXIMITY OF MT PLEASANT ARPT, SHE WAS ADVISED TO LAND THERE. WHILE ON A SHORT FINAL APPROACH TO RWY 27 AT MT PLEASANT, SHE PULLED THE MIXTURE KNOB BY MISTAKE & STARVED THE ENG OF FUEL. THIS RESULTED IN A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD APRX 200 FT SHORT OF THE PAVED SURFACE OF THE RWY. THE TERRAIN AT THAT POINT WAS ROUGH ENOUGH TO CAUSE THE PLANE TO NOSE OVER.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

MIXTURE..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

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


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