NTSB Identification: ATL86LA012.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29176.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 27, 1985 in PARKERSBURG, WV
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N48987
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.

THE ACFT EXPERIENCED A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION WHILE ON A BASELEG FOR LANDING. THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND IN A CORN FIELD APPROX 1.5 MILES SHORT OF THE RUNWAY BECAUSE HE DID NOT THINK HE COULD MAKE IT TO THE RUNWAY. THE PLT WAS RETURNING HOME TO CINCINATTI, OH FROM BALTIMORE, MD.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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