FTW95LA097
FTW95LA097

On January 19, 1995, approximately 1830 central standard time, a Cessna 150, N704CH, was substantially damaged during a forced landing in the vicinity of Prescott, Arkansas. The private pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal cross country flight.

During an interview, the pilot stated that after "topping off the fuel tanks", he departed Terrell, Texas (TRL) on a flight to Hope, Arkansas. He stated that he had difficulty locating the airport at Hope and decided to divert to Kizer Field (4F7), near Prescott, Arkansas. While searching for 4F7, the "airplane ran out of fuel and landed in a pasture." The pilot reported that the landing was "smooth." However, after approximately 435 feet of landing roll, the airplane struck a barbed wire fence and came to rest inverted. During aircraft recovery, no usable fuel was found in the fuel tanks. The pilot reported that he was airborne approximately 2 hours after departing TRL. He further related that he should have had about 1 hour of fuel remaining and "could not account for excessive fuel use."

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