NTSB Identification: SEA83LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20642.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 16, 1983 in CASCADE LOCKS, OR
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757WT
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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A GUARD RAIL AFTER MAKING A FORCED LANDING ON A HIGHWAY DURING A STUDENT SOLO CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT. THE FLIGHT HAD ORIGINATED AT VANCOUVER WA, AND THE STUDENT PILOT HAD BEEN INSTRUCTED TO REFUEL AT PENDLETON, OR.A LANDING WAS MADE AT PENDLETON, BUT SINCE THE STUDENT COULD NOT CONTACT ANYONE ON THE RADIO TOWER FREQUENCY, HE ASSUMED NO FUEL WAS AVAILABLE AND TOOK OFF AGAIN WITHOUT REFUELING. THE AIRPORT DIRECTORY STATED THAT THE AIRPORT WAS ATTENDED CONTINUOUSLY. THE TOWER HAD BEEN SHUT DOWN AFTER THE CONTROLLERS STRIKE. BUT ITS CLOSING HAD NO EFFECT ON FBO SERVICES.

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:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..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

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