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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147934
Last updated: 23 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Registration: N63672
C/n / msn: 15077473
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:North of Arrow Rock, MO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Marshall, MO (MHL)
Destination airport:Marshall, MO (MHL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot departed on a local flight with enough fuel for the planned 1-hour flight. However, he flew longer than planned and exhausted the usable fuel as he was returning to land. The engine lost total power, and the pilot performed a forced landing in a pasture, during which the airplane’s fuselage was substantially damaged. The pilot indicated that he purchased fuel at a local airport during his flight. However, personnel at that airport recalled that the accident airplane performed a touch-and-go landing, and the pilot did not stop or purchase fuel there. A postaccident examination of the wreckage revealed no usable fuel in the fuel tanks or fuel strainer.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate fuel management and in-flight decision making, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.


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Revision history:

25-Aug-2012 22:40 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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