Preliminary Accident Reports

February 1999 Issue

Nov. 12, Coral Springs, Fla. / Cessna 152

At about 12:40 EST, a Cessna 152 crashed during a forced landing near Coral Springs. The airplane was substantially damaged but the student pilot was not injured. The flight originated about 08:30 from the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport in Miami. Inspectors said the flight arrived in the area of the destination airport about 1 hour after takeoff but the pilot was unable to locate the airport. He continued looking for the airport, then at 12:11 squawked 7700. The West Palm Beach Air Traffic Control Tower radar identified the airplane but was unable to raise the pilot. The flight continued until the plane ran out of fuel. The pilot landed the airplane on a levee and during the landing roll,...

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