NTSB Identification: FTW83FPM03
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 07, 1982 in TULSA, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N67798
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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.

ON THE DAY BEFORE THE ACCIDENT THE PLT FLEW THE ACFT TO EXCELSOR SPRINGS, MO FOR REFUELING, RETURNING TO LIBERTY. ON 11/7/82 AT 1545 THE FLT DEPARTEDLIBERTY ON AN IFR FLT PLAN. APPROXIMATELY 7 MI NORTH OF TULSA INTL ARPT THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND AT TULSA FOR REFUELING. THE PLT STATED THE FUEL GAUGES WERE INDICATING 1/4 FULL. DURING VECTORS TO THE ARPT THE ENG QUIT & THE ACFT STRUCK THE TOP OF A TREE 1.5 MI SHORT OF THE RWY. THE RIGHT FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY & THE LEFT TANK CONTAINED APPROXIMATELY 2.5 GALS.

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:

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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