NTSB Identification: LAX84LA479.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25627.
Accident occurred Friday, September 14, 1984 in BAKER, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N9177U
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.

THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED IN A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT. THE ACFT MADE A STOP DURING ITS X-COUNTRY AND FUEL WAS ADDED WHICH DID NOT FILL THE TANKS. DURING THE NEXT DAYS FLT THE PLT NOTICED THE FULE GAGES INDICATED ALMOST EMPTY AND HEADED FOR THE ARPT AT BAKER, CA. THREE MILES FROM BAKER THE ENGINE SPUTTERED AND DIED. AFTER THE LANDING THE ACFT WAS NOSED OVER BUT LITTLE FUEL SPILLAGE WAS EVIDENT. TOTAL FUEL FOUND ON THE ACFT WAS ABOUT ONE PINT.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..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:

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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