NTSB Identification: CHI85LA361.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28811.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 31, 1985 in WABASH, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N66550
Injuries: 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.

THE STUDENT PLT WAS ON A PLANNED 3 LEG X-COUNTRY. ON THE SECOND LEG, HE BECAME ILL AND WAS LOST FOR ABOUT ONE HOUR. HE DID NOT REFUEL AS HE THOUGH ENOUGH FUEL REMAINED TO RETURN TO WABASH. THE ENG STOPPED ABOUT 7 MILES FROM WABASH. THE ACFT NOSED DOWN IN A FLD AT ABOUT A 45 DEG ANGLE FROM AN ALT OF APRX 100 FT AGL DURING THE FORCED LANDING. NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN EITHER FUEL TANK AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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:

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

FUEL SUPPLY..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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