NTSB Identification: MKC84LA004.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22287.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 09, 1983 in CLEAR LAKE, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N69035
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 STUDENT PLT WAS ON A X-COUNTRY FLT THAT HAD ORIGINATED AT AMES, IA. WHILE ENROUTE, HE HAD LANDED AT CARROLL, IA, BUT DID NOT REFUEL. HE STATED THAT HE WAS ON A LONG, RIGHT BASE LEG TO LAND ON RWY 12 AT THE MASON CITY MUNI ARPT WHEN THE ENG BEGAN LOOSING POWER. AT THAT TIME, HE NOTED THAT THE LEFT FUEL GAGE INDICATED NEARLY EMPTY WHILE THE RIGHT GAGE INDICATED APRX 1/2 FULL. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENG. DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A PLOWED FIELD, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. ACCORDING TO THE OWNER OF THE ACFT, THERE WAS NO FUEL REMAINING IN THE ACFT.

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:

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION

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