NTSB Identification: CHI86LA113.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30446.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 29, 1985 in GREENVILLE, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N68741
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 EXPERIENCED ENGINE FAILURE DUE TO FUEL STARVATION TEN MILES NORTH OF HIS DESTINATION. DURING THE FORCED LANDING THE PROP AND LEFT WING WERE SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE PLT STATED THAT WHEN HE RAN OUT OF FUEL THE RIGHT FUEL GUAGE READ BETWEEN 1/4 AND 1/3 FULL. HE LATER TESTED THE GUAGES AND FOUND THAT THE RIGHT GUAGE SHOWED 1/4 MORE FUEL THAN THE LEFT GUAGE WHEN THE ACFT WAS SITTING IN A LEVEL POSITION ON THE GROUND.

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:

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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