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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170064
Last updated: 4 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150J
Registration: N50889
C/n / msn: 15069621
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bug line Trail, West Lannon, Waukesha County, Wisconsin -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Brookfield, WI (02C)
Destination airport:Brookfield, WI (02C)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane experienced a total loss of engine power during an enroute climb to cruise. The pilot performed a forced landing to a field where the airplane struck trees and sustained substantial damage. The pilot stated that he forgot to add engine oil during an oil change he performed on the airplane before the accident flight. He said he forgot to add the oil because he was rushed and had personal activities to perform. Examination of the airplane confirmed engine oil starvation. Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed no other mechanical anomalies that would have precluded airplane operation. The pilot held a private pilot certificate and a mechanic certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate maintenance and preflight of the airplane which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to oil starvation.


FAA register: 3.

Revision history:

22-Sep-2014 19:50 gerard57 Added
23-Sep-2014 05:04 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Feb-2015 20:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
30-Nov-2017 19:11 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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