NTSB Identification: CHI85LA329.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28912.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 27, 1985 in ROCKFORD, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N67455
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 ORIGINALLY PLANNED A X-COUNTRY FLT FROM JANESVILLE, WI, TO CHAMPAIGN, IL, TO GALESBURG, IL & BACK TO JANESVILLE. THE TOTAL ROUTE OF FLT WAS APRX 390 MI. THE PLT HAD CALCULATED THAT HE NEEDED 3-3/4 HRS OF FUEL. AT CHAMPAIGN, HE PURCHASED AN ADDITIONAL 5 GAL OF FUEL. HOWEVER, ABOUT 26 MI SHORT OF HIS DESTINATION, THE ENG BEGAN LOSING POWER & QUIT RUNNING DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PLT TRIED TO REACH A NEARBY ARPT, BUT WAS UNABLE. DURING A FORCED LANDING, THE RIGHT WING TIP HIT A TREE WHICH RESULTED IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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