NTSB Identification: ATL93LA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 48090.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 08, 1992 in BUFORD, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/21/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N62527
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 AIRCRAFT WAS ON A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT UNDER INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS. THE PILOT STATED THE HE BECAME CONCERNED ABOUT HIS FUEL STATUS AS A RESULT OF ENCOUNTERING HEAD WINDS IN EXCESS OF THOSE USED FOR PLANNING THE FLIGHT. DURING HIS ATTEMPTS TO LAND AT ALTERNATE AIRPORTS TO REFUEL THE AIRCRAFT, THE AIRCRAFT RAN OUT OF FUEL. DURING THE FORCED LANDING ROLL, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A FENCE AND RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FUEL EXHAUSTION DUE TO THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE INFLIGHT PLANNING.
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