NTSB Identification: LAX84LA279.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25048.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 29, 1984 in FORT ORD, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N5559G
Injuries: 2 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.

BEFORE TAKING OFF, THE PLT NOTED THAT THE LEFT FUEL GAGE INDICATED A LITTLE LESS THAN 1/2 FULL & THE RIGHT GAGE SHOWED APRX 1/2 FULL. HE STATED THAT A 'VISUAL INSPECTION SHOWED ABOUT THE SAME, AS MUCH AS I COULD SEE.' THE FLT WAS UNEVENTFUL UNTIL THE ENG SUDDENLY LOST PWR ABOUT 3 MILES FROM THE DESTINATION. AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS MADE ON ROUGH, UNEVEN TERRAIN WHERE THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED DURING THE ROLL-OUT. THE PLT REPORTED THAT A FEW MINUTES BEFORE THE POWER LOSS, HE HAD CHECKED THE FUEL GAGES & THEY INDICATED ABOUT 1/4 FULL. AUTOMOTIVE FUEL WAS BEING USED & AN STC HAD BEEN ISSUED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ABOUT 2 1/2 GALS OF FUEL WERE DRAINED FROM THE ACFT.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..MISJUDGED..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



Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION

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