NTSB Identification: MKC83LA003
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 03, 1982 in MCPHERSON, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757PF
Injuries: 2 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 PILOT ESTIMATED THERE WAS ABOUT 10 GALLONS OF FUEL ON BOARD BEFORE HE TOOK OFF. AFTER MAKING THREE TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS, HE PICKED UP A PASSENGER AND FLEW IN THE LOCAL AREA. AFTER FLYING ABOUT ONE HOUR AND 17 MINUTES, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. WHILE LANDING IN AN ALFALFA FIELD, THE NOSE GEAR FAILED, THE PLANE BOUNCED, AND THEN IT NOSED OVER AFTER TOUCHING DOWN AGAIN. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE HAD RUN OUT OF FUEL AND NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE WING TANKS.

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..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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