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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140554
Last updated: 6 June 2020
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Date:26-DEC-2011
Time:10:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150H
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N22565
C/n / msn: 15068366
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Near Artella Drive, south Knoxville, TN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Knoxville, TN (NONE)
Destination airport:Knoxville, TN (TN98)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to the pilot, about 300 feet above ground level, a total engine power loss occurred. The pilot attempted to restart the engine unsuccessfully and performed a forced landing into trees. The wings and fuselage of the airplane were substantially damaged. Examination of the wreckage revealed that the fuel tanks remained intact and were not breached and that each tank contained about 2 gallons of fuel. The airplane was equipped with two 19-gallon wing tanks with a total fuel capacity of 38 gallons, of which 35 gallons were usable. Examination of the engine revealed that no fuel was present in the fuel lines or the fuel separator. There was no evidence of preexisting mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation of the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate fuel planning, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20111226X10824&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Dec-2011 10:05 FLYINGBROTHER1 Added
26-Dec-2011 12:03 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]
03-Feb-2012 21:58 Geno Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Aug-2012 13:19 harro Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:39 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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