NTSB Identification: CHI86LA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29759.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 28, 1985 in GLIDDEN, WI
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N8687S
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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 AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH POWERLINES WHILE ATTEMPTING A POWER OFF LANDING AFTER ENGINE STOPPAGE. THE FUEL TANKS WERE INSPECTED AND THERE WAS NO FUEL IN THE RIGHT TANKS AND ONLY A SMALL QUANTITY IN THE LFT TANK. THE ENGINE WAS TESTED AND FOUND TO FUNCTION PROPERLY. THE FUEL QUANTITY INDICATORS WERE INSPECTED WITH THE WINGS IN A LEVEL POSITION AND THE FUEL TANKS EMPTY. EACH INDICATOR NEELE WAS IN OR BELOW THE EMPTY RED RADIAL. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD CHECKED HIS FUEL GAUGES TEN MILES BEFORE THE ENGINE QUIT. WHEN INTERVIEWED, THE PILOT STATED THAT 'IN MY CAR I CAN DRIVE ON EMPTY FOR A WHILE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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