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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156490
Last updated: 17 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150G
Owner/operator:Stewarts Aircraft Service Inc
Registration: N3718J
C/n / msn: 15065018
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Shaker Road, Franklin, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Waynesville, OH (40I)
Destination airport:Franklin, OH
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that he checked the airplane’s fuel tanks and estimated that each tank was about a quarter full, or about 6 gallons of fuel total. He then added 3 gallons of fuel to each tank. The flight instructor reported that he did not check the fuel tanks after refueling, but the student stated that they had two hours of fuel on board. The flight then departed and conducted practice maneuvers for about an hour. After completing a maneuver, the engine started to sputter and then lost power. The instructor conducted a forced landing in a field. Examination of the airplane revealed that the airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine firewall and the nosewheel collapsed during the landing. Examination of the fuel tanks and lines found only residual fuel.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper fuel planning which resulted in a loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.



Revision history:

11-Jun-2013 00:41 Geno Added
11-Jun-2013 23:18 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 08:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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