NTSB Identification: NYC84LA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24387.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 03, 1984 in COLTS NECK, NJ
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N5746G
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING AN APCH TO THE DESTINATION ARPT, THE ENG LOST POWER. THE PLT STATED 'SHORT BASE LEG USED AT 800 FT, TOO CLOSE TO AIRPORT, SO I TRIED SKIDS TO SLOW DOWN.' WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING THE ACFT IN 'S' TURNS ALONG THE RWY AS THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO LOSE ALTITUDE IN ORDER TO TOUCH DOWN ON THE FAR END OF THE LANDING AREA. WHILE STILL AIRBORNE, THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO STALL & ROTATE ABOUT 90 DEG TO THE RIGHT, THEN CONTACT THE GROUND IN A NOSE DOWN, RIGHT WING LOW ATTITUDE. ONE WITNESS ESTIMATED THAT THE ACFT WAS AT ABOUT 50 FT AGL & IN AN 'S' TURN TO THE RIGHT WHEN THE PLT LOST CONTROL. ANOTHER WITNESS SAID HE WAS AT 15 TO 25 FT AGL & IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. WHEN A WITNESS ASKED THE PLT WHAT HAD HAPPENED, HE REPLIED THAT THE ACFT HAD RUN OUT OF FUEL.

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:

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..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

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