NTSB Identification: ATL84LA136.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24342.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 31, 1984 in GRAYSON, KY
Aircraft: CESSNA 172 E, registration: N3065U
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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, HE ENCOUNTERED WX WHILE ON A X-COUNTRY FLT, GOT LOW ON FUEL WHILE TRYING TO GET TO AN ALTERNATE ARPT & MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD. LATER, HE STARTED TO TAKEOFF FROM A HIGHWAY BESIDE THE FIELD. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE RIGHT WING HIT A TRAFFIC SIGN & THE ACFT WENT OFF THE ROAD & WAS DAMAGED.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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