NTSB Identification: CHI85LA201.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27537.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 18, 1985 in DURAND, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N50125
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 ON A NIGHT FLIGHT THE ACFT EXPERIENCED A COMPLETE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS MADE TO A ROAD. DURING THE LANDING THE RIGHT WING OF THE ACFT STRUCKA STREET SIGN & POWER POLE. THE PLT STATED TO THE AUTHORITIES THAT THE ACFT HAD EXPERIENCED FUEL EXHAUSTION.

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)



Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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