NTSB Identification: ATL86LLT01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28556.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 09, 1985 in LIVINGSTON, TN
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N714BZ
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 PLT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN RUGGED TREE COVERED TERRAIN FOLLOWING A LOSS OF PWR DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION WHILE ON A X-COUNTRY FLT. THE PLT DECAME LOST NEAR LIVINGSTON, TN, AND CONTACTED THE CROSSVILLE AND LONDON FSS FOR ASSISTANCE.THE ACFT WAS LOCATED 5 MILES WEST OF THE LIVINGSTON VOR, HOWEVER, THE PLT DID NOT FOLLOW THE HEADINGS ISSUED FOR A DF STEER TO THE ARPT. THE FORCED LANDING WAS MADE APRX 10 MILES NORTH OF THE LIVINGSTON ARPT. INSPECTION OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO FUEL PRESENT IN THE CARB OR FUEL LINES. THE TWO WING FUEL TANKS CONTAINED A TOTAL OF 3.5 GALLONS OF FUEL. THE ACFT HAS A FUEL CAPACITY OF 26 GALLONS OF WHICH 3.5 GALLONS ARE UNUSABLE FUEL.

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..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INSTRUCTIONS,WRITTEN/VERBAL..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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