NTSB Identification: CHI85LA340.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28911.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 28, 1985 in SHARONVILLE, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N51405
Injuries: 2 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE ENG QUIT 4 HRS INTO THE FLT DUE TO 'APPARENT FUEL EXHAUSTION.' HE HAD ENTERED THE BLUE ASH TRAFFIC PATTERN INSTEAD OF GOING TO HIS ORIGINAL DESTINATION BECAUSE HIS FUEL GAGES READ 1/8 FULL INSTEAD OF 1/4 FULL AS HE HAD EXPECTED. THE ENG STOPPED IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN AT 800 FEET AGL. DURING A FORCED LANDING, THE PLT STALLED THE PLANE INTO THE TREES & IT FELL TO THE GROUND AFTER TREE IMPACT. HE PLANNED HIS FUEL ON DATA IN THE PLT'S HANDBOOK WHICH CALLED FOR AN ENDURANCE TIME OF OVER 5 HRS AT 45% POWER. THE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE WAS 12 DEG ABOVE STANDARD. THE HANDBOOK SAID TO INCREASE FUEL CONSUMPTION 10% FOR EVERY 8 DEG ABOVE STANDARD DAY TEMPERATURE.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION

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