NTSB Identification: LAX83LA025
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 02, 1982 in LOS ANGELES, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/02/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150B, registration: N7280X
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED ON A CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT WITH PARTIALLY FILLED FUEL TANKS. ENROUTE, OVER THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS THE ENGINE QUIT FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION. AFTER HITTING A HIGHWAY SIGN DURING THE APPROACH, THE AIRCRAFT LANDED ON TOP OF AN AUTOMOBILE ON THE SAN DIEGO FREEWAY. THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN IN THE AIR APPROXIMATELY TWO HOURS AND TWENTY MINUTES PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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 CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE

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