NTSB Identification: LAX86LA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30820.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 07, 1986 in UKIAH, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N63660
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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'S ENG LOST PWR DURING A NORMAL DESCENT DURING A NIGHT X-COUNTRY FLT AND THE ACFT CRASHED DURING THE ENSUING FORCED LANDING ATTEMPT. FIRE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL REPORTED THAT THE RIGHT WING FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY AND THE LEFT WING FUEL TANK CONTAINED ONE INCH OF FUEL. THE FUEL TANKS WERE TOPPED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE AND THE ACFT HAD FLOWN APRX THREE HRS AND FIVE MINUTES WHEN THE ENG QUIT. THE PLT REPORTED HAVING PREVIOUSLY MADE THE SAME FLT WITHOUT HAVING TO REFUEL, HOWEVER, WINDS ALOFT WERE STRONGER DURING THE ACCIDENT FLT THAN ON THE PREVIOUS FLT.

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..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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