NTSB Identification: LAX85LA333.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29824.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 30, 1985 in SONOMA, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150E, registration: N6284T
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

DURING A DUAL INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT THE STUDENT PLT PRACTICED A FULL STOP LDG FOLLOWED BY A TAKE OFF. ON INITIAL CLIMB ALL ENG POWER WAS SUDDENLY LOST. WHEN THE CFI TOOK OVER THE CONTROLS & MANEUVERED THE ACFT FOR AN EMERGENCY LDG, THE ENG MOMENTARILY COUGHED & SPUTTERED. WHILE LANDING, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES & A POST CRASH FIRE ERUPTED WHICH SUBSEQUENTLY DESTROYED THE ACFT. THE CFI WAS REPORTED TO HAVE STATED TO RESCUE PERSONNEL, 'GUESS I RAN OUT OF GAS.'

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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