NTSB Identification: CHI85LA127.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27628.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 28, 1985 in WAYNE CITY, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 152 II, registration: N68183
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.

WHILE EN ROUTE ON A NIGHT X-COUNTRY FLT THE ACFT EXPERIENCED FUEL EXHAUSTION. AN EMERGENCY LNDG WAS ATTEMPTED TO A ROAD. THE ACFT STRUCK A POWER POLE THAT WAS NOT VISIBLE IN THE DARKNESS AND THEN HUNG UP IN THE WIRES. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED WHEN IT WAS DISLODGED FROM THE WIRES AND IT FELL TO THE GROUND.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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