NTSB Identification: NYC84LA161.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25026.
Accident occurred Monday, May 07, 1984 in NO.STONINGTON, CT
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N25369
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.

WHILE ON A X-COUNTRY FLT, THE STUDENT PLT BECAME LOST & HIS FUEL SUPPLY BECAME LOW. HE HAD DIFFICULTY CONTACTING A GROUND STATION, BUT FINALLY DID SO AFTER RECEIVING ASSISTANCE FROM OTHER PLTS. HE WAS REQUESTED TO SQUAWK 7700 ON HIS TRANSPONDER, BUT THE GROUND STATION COULD NOT RECEIVE THE TRANSPONDER REPLY. THE PLT STATED THAT THE ENG BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH WHILE THE GAGES WERE INDICATING THE FUEL TANKS WERE 1/4 FULL. HE ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING; HOWEVER, WHEN HE WAS ON A DOWNWIND TO LAND, THE ENG LOST POWER & HE WAS FORCED TO LAND IN A DIFFERENT FIELD. WHILE ON THE LANDING ROLL ON MUDDY TERRAIN, THE ACFT WAS HEADED TOWARD SOME FARM EQUIPMENT. THE PLT APPLIED BRAKES TO AVOID HITTING TRACTORS & THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..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


Contributing Factors

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..LOW LEVEL



Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION

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