NTSB Identification: ATL85LA226.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28714.
Accident occurred Monday, July 29, 1985 in ATHENS, AL
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N10AA
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.

DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT THE AIRCRAFT LOST POWER DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PILOT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A CORN FIELD. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE VISUALLY CHECKED THE FUEL PRIOR TO TAKE OFF AND IT APPEARED AS IF THERE WAS ENOUGH FUEL TO COMPLETE THE FLIGHT. THE FUEL GAUGE PRIOR TO TAKE OFF READ 35 GALLOSN. IT ALSO READ 35 GALLONS AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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:

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..INOPERATIVE

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