NTSB Identification: ATL85LA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27625.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 02, 1985 in HAWESVILLE, KY
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N89128
Injuries: 1 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 PLT WAS ON A FLT FROM LORDSBURG, NM, TO MANSFIELD, OH, AND COULD NOT FIND HANCOCK COUNTY AIRPORT, HAWESVILLE, KY. WHILE SEARCHING FOR THE AIRPORT THE ENGINE LOST TOTAL POWER DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PLT SAID THAT HE PLANNED TO REFUEL AT HANCOCK CO. AIRPORT, BUT GOT CAUGHT ABOVE A CLOUD LAYER AND COULD NO FIND THE ARPT.

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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