NTSB Identification: ATL85LA155.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27814.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 07, 1985 in OZARK, AL
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6097M
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 X-COUNTRY FLT FROM OZARK, AL TO COLUMBIA, SC & RETURN. HE USED 22 GAL OF FUEL EN ROUTE TO COLUMBIA. BEFORE RETURNING, HE REFUELED THE ACFT TO ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 24.5 USABLE GALS. HOWEVER, ON THE RETURN FLT, HE ENCOUNTERED HEADWINDS, DID NOT LEAN HIS MIXTURE & WAS VECTORED AROUND THUNDERSTORMS. BEFORE REACHING THE ARPT, THE ENG LOST POWER FROM FUEL EXHAUSTION. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED DURING A FORCED LANDING. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ACFT KNOCKED DOWN A POWER LINE & DAMAGED AN OAT CROP.

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:

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..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

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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