NTSB Identification: LAX84LA236.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23529.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 29, 1984 in ESCALON, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757RU
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 WAS DAMAGED DURING A FORCED LANDING. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES AND NOSED DOWN. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT SHOWED 1 GALLON OF FUEL ON BOARD THE ACFT. THE FLT HAD LASTED 3 AND 1/3 HOURS. THE ENDURANCE OF A CESSNA 152 UNDER THE STATED CONDITIONS IS JUST UNDER 3 AND 1/2 HOURS WITH A 45 MIN RESERVE. THE PLT STATED THAT THE FUEL QUANTITY GAGES INDICATED 1/8 FULL WHEN THE ENG LOST POWER.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION

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