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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147967
Last updated: 27 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150G
Registration: N6346S
C/n / msn: 15067146
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Madera, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Bullhead City, AZ (KIFP)
Destination airport:Madera, CA (KMAE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that he was nearing the end of a 349-mile flight. When he was 3.5 miles from the destination airport, at 2,300 feet mean sea level, the engine began to sputter and then quit. The pilot was over a residential neighborhood and realized the airplane was not going to make it to the airport. He turned the airplane right toward a dry river bed; however, the airplane collided with a tree, then impacted terrain, and flipped over. The pilot said it was likely that he had exhausted his fuel supply.
Probable Cause: The pilot's mismanagement of the fuel supply, which resulted in fuel exhaustion.


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Revision history:

27-Aug-2012 16:46 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:19 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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