NTSB Identification: ATL84LA077.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22448.
Accident occurred Monday, December 26, 1983 in OZARK, AL
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N6816G
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 REPORTED THAT THE ACFT HAD ABOUT 17 GAL OF FUEL ON BOARD BEFORE HE TOOK OFF. ABOUT 2 HRS & 40 MINS LATER, WHILE IN SLOW FLT AT APRX 700 FT AGL, THE ENG LOST POWER. THE PLT LANDED IN A SMALL FIELD THAT WAS SURROUNDED BY TREES. DURING THE LANDING ROLL ON ROUGH TERRIAN, THE PLT GROUND LOOPED THE ACFT TO AVOID COLLIDING WITH TREES. THIS RESULTED IN FAILURE OF THE NOSE GEAR & THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PLT STATED, 'SEEMS LIKE I RAN OUT OF GAS.' HE ALSO REPORTED THAT THE FUEL GAGES INDICATED THE TANKS WERE 1/4 FULL WHEN THE ENG STOPPED RUNNING. ACCORDING TO THE OWNER'S MANUAL, FUEL CONSUMPTION RANGED RROM 3.2 TO 7.0 GAL/HR.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION


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