NTSB Identification: ATL86LLQ01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29089.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 03, 1985 in LONDON, KY
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N20273
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.

THE ACFT CRASHED DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER FUEL EXHAUSTION DURING A X-COUNTRY FLT. THE PLT HAD ENCOUNTERED WX AND IN ATTEMPTING TO REACH AN ALTERNATE ARPT THE ACFT RAN OUT OF FUEL. THE PLT WAS NOT INSTRUMENT RATED AND THE WX AT LONDON WAS 600 FT OVERCAST WITH VISIBILITY 2 MILES IN FOG AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE FUEL DRAINED FROM THE ACFT AFTER THE ACCIDENT WAS 1 QT FROM THE LEFT TANK WHICH WAS IN USE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE RAN THE RT TANK DRY EN ROUTE.

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

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


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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