NTSB Identification: CHI83LA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20335.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 16, 1983 in CAMPBELL, MN
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N9218U
Injuries: 3 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 PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A COUNTRY ROAD DURING A CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT. DURING THE GROUND ROLL THE ACFT LEFT THE ROAD AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH COLLAPSING THE NOSE GEAR.THE TWO OCCUPANTS WERE NOT INJURED. THE PILOT STARTED THIS FLIGHT THE PREVIOUS DAY WITH STATED FUEL SUPPLY OF 23 GALLONS. THE ACFT FUEL CAPACITY IS 26 GALLONS. THE FIRST LEG OF THE TRIP TO BUFFALO, MN TOOK ABOUT ONE AND A HALF HOURS. THE NEXT DAY THE PILOT FLEW LOCALLY ONE HOUR AND THEN FLEW TO ST. CLOUD, MN. THE ACFT WAS SERVICED WITH '10 GALLONS OF FUEL' AFTER WHICH THE PILOT FLEW LOCALLY WITH HIS SISTER FOR ANUNDETERMINED TIME. THE PILOT THEN DEPARTED FOR WAHPETON, A DISTANCE OF 124 MILES. THIRTEEN MILES SHORT OF WAHPETON THE ENGINE STOPPED. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED ONE QUARTER OF A GALLON OF FUEL IN THE RIGHT TANK AND ONE GALLON IN THE LEFT TANK.

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..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:

REFUELING..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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