NTSB Identification: LAX85LA359.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30180.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 20, 1985 in SAN JOSE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N6900S
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 PILOT STATED HE WAS ON THE DOWNWIND LEG OF THE TRAFFIC PATTERN WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. HE WAS UNABLE TO GLIDE TO THE RUNWAY AND LANDED IN A CONSTRUCTION AREA WHERE THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A DIRT PILE AND FLIPPED OVER. HE FURTHER STATED THAT HE HAD FLOWN A TOTAL OF 3:40 WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. RECOVERY PERSONNEL FOUND NO FUEL IN THE LEFT FUEL TANK AND APPROXIMATELY 2 1.2 GALLONS FROM THE RIGHT FUEL TANK.

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:

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

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

FUEL SUPPLY..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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