NTSB Identification: ATL84LA287.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25355.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 16, 1984 in COLUMBUS, GA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757DN
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 DEPARTED DELAND, FL, FOR COLUMBUS, GA, WITH AN INTENDED FUEL STOP AT AMERICUS, GA. WHILE EN ROUTE FROM DELAND TO AMERICUS THE CEILING BECAME LOWER THAN FORECAST AND THE PLT MADE THE DECISION TO FLY AT 8500 FT MSL STAYING ABOVE THE CLOUD LAYER. WITH OVERCAST SKY REMAINING AT AMERICUS, THE PLT STATED, FUEL CONSUMPTION WAS RECALCULATED AND THE DECISION WAS MADE TO CONTINUE TO COLUMBUS WITHOUT REFUELING. THE ENGINE QUIT WHILE ON A 2 MILE FINAL AT COLUMBUS ARPT. DURING THE EMERGENCY DESCENT THE ACFT CONTACTED POWERLINES 1 MILE FROM THE ARPT.

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:

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





Contributing Factors

VFR PROCEDURES..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REFUELING..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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