NTSB Identification: ATL87FA004.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32254.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 11, 1986 in MELDRIM, GA
Aircraft: BEECH A-23-24, registration: N60BL
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT FLIGHT PLANNED A TOTAL TIME ENROUTE OF 2HRS. 45 MIN. THE AIRCRAFT FUEL ENDURANCE WAS FOUR HOURS. THE PILOT USED ABOUT 1 HR. 15 MIN. ATTEMPTING TO COMPLETE AN INSTRUMENT PROCEDURE. SAV WAS VFR THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE FLIGHT AND PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE PILOT HAD PERFORMED ERRATICALLY THROUGHOUT THE FLT, BY NOT MAINTAINING ASSIGNED HEADINGS AND TRACKING ENROUTE TO SAVANNAH. THIS BEHAVIOR WAS ALSO DISPLAYED DURING THE CONDUCT OF THE APPROACH PROCEDURE. THE ENG LOST POWER DURING THE APPROACH AND THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE DURING THE FORCED LNDG. POST ACCIDENT EXAM REVEALED THAT THE ACFT HAD RUN OUT OF FUEL.

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IFR PROCEDURE..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND




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