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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210290
Last updated: 14 January 2021
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Date:30-AUG-2017
Time:16:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150G
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N2996S
C/n / msn: 15066896
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Wasilla, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Healy, AK (PAHV)
Destination airport:Wasilla, AK (IYS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The solo student pilot reported that, on a cross-country flight, she diverted to a closer airport because the airplane was low on fuel. She added that she executed a go-around after a high approach, but when she advanced the throttle forward, the engine experienced a total loss of engine power. She then landed the airplane straight ahead in brush.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings.
Postaccident examination revealed that the airplane had less than the 3.5 unusable gallons of fuel.
The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.



Probable Cause: The student pilotís inadequate in-flight fuel planning, which resulted in fuel exhaustion, the subsequent total loss of engine power, and a forced off-airport landing.


Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20170831X11632&key=1

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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