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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173841
Last updated: 10 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Registration: N827CH
C/n / msn: 15076202
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Valley View Golf Course, Layton, UT -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Logan, UT (LGU)
Destination airport:Woods Cross, UT (BTF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot reported that the airplane departed with about 8 gallons of fuel on board for a cross-country flight. While the airplane was en route and about 1,200 ft above ground level, the engine lost power. The pilot then completed the emergency procedures to restore power without success. The pilot chose to make an emergency landing on a golf course. During the landing sequence, the pilot intentionally impacted a tree with the airplane's right wing to reduce forward speed, after which the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted. The pilot reported that, due to a headwind that the airplane encountered en route, there was insufficient fuel to reach his destination airport.
A postaccident examination of the engine revealed no mechanical malfunctions or failures that would precluded normal operation. It is likely that the engine lost power due to fuel exhaustion because the pilot did not account for an increased headwind.

Probable Cause: The total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion, which resulted from the pilot’s inadequate preflight and in-flight fuel planning, which did not account for the increased headwind.



Revision history:

14-Feb-2015 18:28 Geno Added
14-Feb-2015 18:31 Geno Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Narrative]
14-Feb-2015 19:11 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
15-Feb-2015 00:17 Geno Updated [Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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