Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Leesburg Municipal Airport

Leesburg, Florida 34748
Saturday, February 19, 2000 17:30 EST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The pilot reported that he miscalculated his fuel consumption and ran out of fuel prior to reaching the destination airport. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions or component failures with the airplane.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's inadequate pre-flight planning resulting in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date2/19/2000 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event1730 
Event Time ZoneEastern Standard Time 
Event CityLEESBURG  
Event StateFLORIDA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site34748  
Event Date Year2000 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportLEESBURG MUNICIPAL  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDLEE  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport13 
Airport Elevation77 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1750 Eastern Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)221 
Weather Observation Facility IDPIE  
Elevation of weather observation facility11 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)72 
Time Zone of the weather observationEST 
Lighting ConditionsDusk 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)18 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-1 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)11120 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateFeb 19 2000 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1820 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationIMAGE 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 4 2001 12:55PM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\MONR  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN68197 
NTSB NumberATL00LA027  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCessna  
Aircraft Model152  
Aircraft Series Identifier152  
Aircraft Serial Number15282178  
Certified Max Gross Weight1670 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection100 Hour 
Date of Last InspectionFeb 11 2000 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours7836 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameAIR LEASE INC.  
Aircraft Owner Street Address1749 MALLORY LN STE  
Aircraft Owner CityBRENTWOOD  
Aircraft Owner StateTN 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode37027  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NamePHILAIR  
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street Address1585 AVIATION CENTRE PARKWAY  
Operator CityDAYTONA BEACH  
Operator StateFL 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code32114  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardUnknown 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeSFB  
Departure CitySANFORD  
Departure StateFL 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1700 
Departure Time ZoneEST 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport CodeLEE  
Destination City  
Destination StateFL 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightApproach 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 12 2000 1:26PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location31  
Runway Length5000 
Runway Width100 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--