NTSB Identification: ATL85LA134.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28339.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 14, 1985 in CASVILLE JUCT, NC
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCAA, registration: N2580F
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 ON A PERSONAL X-COUNTRY FLT, THE ACFT LOST POWER & THE PLT ATTEMPTED A LANDING ON A ROAD. DURING THE ATTEMPTED LANDING, THE ACFT STRUCK A GUY WIRE & CRASHED INVERTED ON THE ROAD. A POST CRASH EXAM REVEALED THAT APRX 1.5 PINTS OF FUEL WAS IN THE ACFT FUEL SYSTEM. ALTHOUGH THE ACFT WAS INVERTED, THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL LEAKAGE OR SPILLAGE. THE PLT STATED THAT HE HAD FLOWN THE SAME ROUTE 5 TIMES IN THE PAST WITHOUT INCIDENT. TWO DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACDNT, THE PLT SERVICED THE ACFT TO ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 40 GALS. HE DID NOT VISUALLY CHECK THE FUEL QUANTITY PRIOR TO DEPARTING STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. THE PLT FELT THAT HE WAS 'TOO LAX' BECAUSE HE DID NOT VISUALLY CHECK THE FUEL QUANTITY.

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

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

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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