NTSB Identification: ATL84LA200.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24635.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 13, 1984 in FORKVILLE, MS
Aircraft: CESSNA 172G, registration: N3779L
Injuries: 3 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.

AFTER APRX 3 HRS OF FLIGHT TIME, THE PLT EXPERIENCED A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN TREES IN A NATIONAL FOREST AREA. FOUR OUNCES OF FUEL WERE FOUND IN THE GASCOLATOR, ABOUT 2 OUNCES IN THE RIGHT WING AND A FEW DROPS IN THE LEFT WING. THE PLT STATED THAT HE DID NOT VISUALLY CHECK THE FUEL QUANTITY DURING THE PREFLIGHT.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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