NTSB Identification: FTW86LPA08.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29601.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 08, 1985 in FRISCO, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 152II, registration: N4731H
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 DEPARTED MCKINNEY MUNICIPAL ARPT AT APRX 1030 LCL EN ROUTE TO WICHITA FALLS, TX. HE SAID HE BECAME DISORIENTED WHILE EN ROUTE, BUT LANDED AT WICHITA FALLS AT APRX 1220 LCL. THE PLT DID NOT REFUEL THE ACFT. HE THEN DEPARTED WICHITA FALLS AT APRX 1240 LCL FOR THE RETURN FLT TO MCKINNEY. THE PLT BECAME DISORIENTED DURING THE FLT. FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED AND THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND IN A FLD NEAR ALVORD, TX. HE AND A FARMER WENT TO DECATUR MUNICIPALARPT, BOUGHT 10 GALLONS OF FUEL AND FUELED THE ACFT. THE PLT TOOK OFF FROM THE FLD WITH THE INTENTION OF FLYING TO DECATUR MUNICIPAL TO TOP OFF THE TANKS. HE BECAME DISORIENTED ONCE AGAIN ON THE WAY TO DECATUR AND CONTACTED ADDISON TOWER FOR ASSISTANCE. WHILE BEING VECTORED, FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED ONCE AGAIN. THE ACFT NOSED OVER IN A FIELD DURING THE FORCED LANDING.

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

REFUELING..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..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..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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