NTSB Identification: SEA85LA125.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27925.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 25, 1985 in CONCORD, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N66942
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 ACFT CONTACTED POWER LINES DURING A NIGHT FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PLT HAD FLOWN FROM CONCORD, CA, TO RENO, NV, AND WAS RETURNING TO CONCORD WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. THE PLT WAS RECENTLY CHECKED OUT IN THE ACFT AND WAS USED TO FLYING MOONEYS. HE STATED THAT HE DID NOT REFUEL THE ACFT PRIOR TO DEPARTING RENO BECAUSE HE FEARED THE ACFT PERFORMANCE WOULD BE DETERIORATED AND HE HAD TO CROSS THE MOUNTAINS.

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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




Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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