NTSB Identification: LAX83LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20385.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 29, 1983 in TUCSON, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N48406
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.

THE ACFT CRASHED ABOUT ONE MILE NORTH OF THE RUNWAY AFTER ENGINE FAILURE DURING A GO-AROUND. THE STUDENT PILOT ON A SOLOTRAINING FLIGHT HAD RETURNED TO TUCSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND COULD NOT LAND BECAUSE OF CROSS-WINDS. HE DIVERTED TO DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB. AFTER SEVERAL APPROACHES AND GO-AROUNDS AT DAVIS-MONTHAN THE ACFT CRASHED ONE MILE NORTH OF THE BASE AFTER RUNNING OUT OF FUEL. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE COULD NOT LAND AT DAVIS-MONTHAN BECAUSE OF CROSSWINDS. THE WIND WAS REPORTED FROM 170 DEG A 16 GUSTING 25 KTS.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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