NTSB Identification: DEN83LA147.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21474.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 18, 1983 in RED OWL, SD
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N6418F
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.

BEFORE THE FLT THE STUDENT PILOT HAD CHECKED THE FUEL BY THE GAGES ONLY AND HAD NOT DRAINED THE FUEL SUMPS. HE THOUGHT HE HAD ENOUGH FUEL TO FLY FROM THE RANCH TO THE TRAINING SCHOOL ARPT TO REFUEL. THE ENGINE QUIT AT 100 FT AGL AFTER TAKEOFF. ABOUT 1-1/2 GALS OF FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE ACFTS FUEL SYSTEM.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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