NTSB Identification: FTW82FA090
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, March 11, 1982 in BRYAN, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/11/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N51394
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER A TOUCH & GO ON RWY 13 THE ENG FAILED. THE CFI ATTEMPTED A LEFT TURN BACK TO RWY 32. DURING THE TURN THE ACFT CONTACTED A TREE, THEN COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND FLIPPING THE ACFT INVERTED. ONE QUART OF FUEL WAS DRAINED FROM THE LEFT TANK & LESS THAN ONE GALLON DRAINED FROM THE RIGHT TANK. THE CFI STATED HE SENT THE STUDENT OUT TO PREFLIGHT & TO HAVE THE FBO REFUEL THE ACFT. THE CFI STATED HE PRESUMED THE FBO HAD ADDED FUEL & THAT THE STUDENT HAD USED THE DIPSTICK SINCE THE FUEL GAUGES WERE KNOWN TO BE INOPERATIVE. THE STUDENT HAD NOT FLOWN IN THIS ACFT BEFORE. HE STATED HE SAW SEVERAL INCHES OF FUEL IN THE TANKS & THAT THE CFI CHECKED HIS APPOINTMENT RECORD BOOK & SAID THEY WOULD BE OKAY ON FUEL BECAUSE 6 GALS HAD BEEN PUT IN EACH TANK EARLIER IN THE DAY.

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:

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

FUEL SUPPLY..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)



Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..DUAL STUDENT

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