NTSB Identification: MIA85LA220.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29070.
Accident occurred Friday, July 26, 1985 in APALACHICOLA, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N8665G
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 PLT STATED THAT HE ELECTED TO LAND AT APALACHICOLA DUE TO WX IN THE AREA, BUT ON FINAL APCH, THE ENG STARTED TO RUN ROUGH, THEN QUIT. HE LANDED SHORT OF THE RWY IN A SWAMPY AREA & UPON TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT FLIPPED OVER ON ITS BACK. EXAM OF THE ACFT AFTER RECOVERY FROM THE SWAMP REVEALED THAT THE ENG FAILED DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION.

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

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

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT



Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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