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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179902
Last updated: 30 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150F Commuter
Registration: N6922F
C/n / msn: 15063522
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Smith Field Airport (KSMD), Fort Wayne, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Fort Wayne, IN (SMD)
Destination airport:Fort Wayne, IN (SMD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot stated that he departed on a series of local flights with about 1 hour, 10 minutes of fuel onboard. The pilot stated that he made two 15-minute flights, and, about 1 minute after takeoff on the third flight, the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power. The pilot performed a forced landing, during which the airplane struck a power line, a house, and terrain. Examination of the fuel tanks revealed no useable fuel; neither tank was breached during the accident. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane. Therefore, it is likely that the pilot miscalculated the total amount of fuel onboard and, thus, the total flight time before fuel exhaustion.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight planning and fuel management, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.


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Revision history:

26-Sep-2015 14:15 Geno Added
26-Sep-2015 17:24 gerard57 Updated [Date]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
19-Aug-2017 14:55 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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