NTSB Identification: CHI85LA342.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29268.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 08, 1985 in LANSING, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N65619
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 STATED THAT HE BEGAN THE FLT WITH 13 GALLONS OF FUEL. FOLLOWING 1 3/4 HRS IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN HE TURNED ONTO LEFT BASE LEG FOR A FULL-STOP LANDING ON RWY 09. AT THIS POINT THE ENG BEGAN TO LOSE PWR. HE COULD NOT REACH THE RWY AND PERFORMED A FORCED LANDING WEST OF THE AIRFIELD, SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGING THE ACFT IN THE PROCESS. A POST-ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO FUEL IN THE FUEL TANKS.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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