NTSB Identification: NYC04LA218.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 26, 2004 in Dayton, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/08/2005
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N67520
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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Prior to departing, the student pilot observed one fuel tank full, and the fuel level in the other tank was approximately 1.5 inches below full. The student pilot practiced maneuvers near his home airport for approximately 2 hours. He then returned to the airport, but did not refuel the airplane. The student pilot departed again, and practiced maneuvers for approximately 2.2 hours. While returning to the airport, the engine lost all power. The student pilot attempted to divert and glide to a closer airport, but made a forced landing in a field about 1/2-mile from that airport. During the landing, the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted. Examination of the wreckage did not reveal any fuel in the fuel tanks or in the vicinity of the wreckage.

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

The student pilot's inadequate preflight and in-flight planning, which resulted in a total loss of engine power during cruise flight, due to fuel exhaustion.

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