NTSB Identification: CHI84LA167.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23992.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 28, 1984 in MARINE CITY, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: CGDPP
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 DEPARTED LONDON, ONTARIO WITH 14 GAL OF FUEL ON BOARD. HE BECAME DISORIENTED & FLEW OVER SARNIA WHICH HE MISTOOKFOR DETROIT. HE STATED THAT HE WAITED TOO LONG BEFORE CONTACTING ANYONE FOR HELP. WHEN HE FINALLY CALLED SELFRIDGE APPROACH & WAS BEING VECTORED TO MARINE CITY, FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A SOFT FIELD WHERE THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER.

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:

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

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

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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