NTSB Identification: SEA84LA180.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25319.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 22, 1984 in BLAINE, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K AEROBAT, registration: N8315M
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 STUDENT PILOT HAD JUST RETURNED TO HIS HOME AIRPORT AFTER A X-COUNTRY FLIGHT. HE HAD NOT REFUELED AT THE LAST AIRPORT AND WAS AWARE THAT BOTH FUEL GAGES WERE BELOW ONE QUARTER TANK. HE SAID THAT HIS FIRST APPROACH WAS TWO HIGH. THE SECOND APPROACH WAS ABORTED DUE TO AN AIRCRAFT IN THE RUNWAY TURN-OFF AREA. THAT A/C MADE A DOWNWIND TAKE-OFF. ON DOWNWIND FOR THE THIRD APPROACH THE OTHER AIRCRAFT BECAME AIRBORNE AND DELAYED THE STUDENT PILOTS TURN TO FINAL, SINCE THEY WERE ON PARALLEL HEADINGS. WHEN HE FINALLY ARRIVED OVER THE RUNWAY HE FOUND HE WAS TOO HIGH AGAIN THEREFORE ANOTHER GO-AROUND WAS STARTED. AS HE TURNED CROSSWIND THE ENGINE COUGHED, HE TURNED BACK TOWARD THE RUNWAY AND MADE A DOWNWIND LANDING. HE COULD NOT STOP ON THE RUNWAY AND DAMAGED THE NOSE GEAR DURING THE OVER RUN. HE STATED THAT HE THOUGHT THE AIRCRAFT WAS OUT OFF FUEL WHEN THE ENGINE COUGHED. AFTERWARDS ABOUT FIVE GALLONS OF FUEL WERE DRAINED OUT OF THE FUEL TANKS.

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

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

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FUEL SUPPLY..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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