NTSB Identification: LAX86LA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30218.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 30, 1985 in SAN ANDREAS, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N22264
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 ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING IN A FLD APRX 2 MILES WEST OF CALAVERAS COUNTY ARPT. THE POST-ACCIDENT WRECKAGE EXAMINATION DISCLOSED NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL IN THE FUEL TANKS. THE STUDENT PLT STATED THAT HE WAS ON THE FINAL LEG OF A SOLO X-COUNTRY FLT TO COLUMBIA ARPT, COLUMBIA, CA. DURING THE ROUND-ROBIN FLT THE STUDENT HAD LANDED AT 3 ARPTSPRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE PLT HAD NOT REFUELED AT ANY OF THE STOPS. THE ACFT HAD FLOWN FOR ABOUT 4.1 HRS PRIOR TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE CALCULATED FUEL CONSUMPTION RATE FOR THE ACCIDENT FLT WAS APRX 5.5 GPH.

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:

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

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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