NTSB Identification: ATL83LA110.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23113.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 19, 1983 in COLUMBUS, MS
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N1327Q
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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE DURING A FORCED LANDING. THE ACFT WAS DESCENDING RETURNING FROM A FIRE PATROL WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. THE RIGHT FUEL GAUGE WAS ON EMPTY AND THE LEFT TANK SHOWED 1/4 OF A TANK. ATTEMPTS TO RESTART THE ENGINE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL AND DURING A FORCED LANDING ON A ROAD THE ACFT STRUCK A TREE. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT SHOWED BOTH FUEL TANKS WERE EMPTY.

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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