NTSB Identification: SEA83LA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20286.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 20, 1983 in BREMERTON, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N3355J
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE STUMP DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT DURING ENTRY INTO THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. WHEN THE ENGINE STOPPED THE PILOT FELT HE COULD NOT MAKE THE AIRPORT AND CHOSE A FIELD TO LAND IN TO AVOID TREES ON THE FINAL APPROACH TO THE AIRPORT. DURING THE LANDING ROLLOUT, THE ACFT HIT A TREE STUMP AND NOSED OVER. INVESTIGATION SHOWED THE RIGHT FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY AND THE LEFT TANK CONTAINED ABOUT ONE GALLON OF FUEL. THE PILOT SAID HE THOUGHT THE ACFT HAD LONG RANGE FUEL TANKS. THOSE TANKS PROVIDE ABOUT 12 MORE GALLONS OF FUEL. THEY WERE NOT INSTALLED IN THIS ACFT. THE ACCIDENT ACFT HAD FLOWN ABOUT 4 HOURS AFTER IT WAS RETURNED.

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:

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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