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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 180003
Last updated: 28 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: N8959U
C/n / msn: 78029
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Sherrill, Arkansas -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Stuttgart, AR (SGT)
Destination airport:Sherrill, AR
Investigating agency: NTSB
While on the final leg of a solo cross-country flight, approximately 1 mile from the airport, the airplane's engine lost power. The student pilot initiated a forced landing to a cornfield. During the forced landing, the airplane impacted cornstalks, the terrain, and came to rest upright in a field. The pilot stated "[visual] examination [revealed] that fuel exhaustion [caused the accident]." The engine was test run on the airframe and ran at various power settings for approximately 2 minutes with no anomalies noted.
Probable Cause: the pilot's inadequate in-flight planning/decision which resulted in the loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.



Revision history:

29-Sep-2015 13:46 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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