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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214963
Last updated: 13 September 2021
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Date:09-OCT-1985
Time:09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150G
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-KPP
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Nookawarra Station, WA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Nookawarra Station, WA
Destination airport:Nookawarra Station, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
After the aircraft had been airborne about 90 minutes, the engine began to run roughly. The pilot's attempts to restore full power were unsuccessful and the engine stopped. During the latter stages of the subsequent landing roll, the aircraft struck a dead tree and damage was caused to the left wing and lower engine cowl. Before commencing the flight the pilot had checked the fuel contents gauges, they indicated that both tanks were about half full. He did not, however, visually check the fuel quantity in each tank nor did he specifically plan the duration of the flight. The loss of engine power was caused by fuel exhaustion.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1985/aair/aair198500150/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/31025/aair198500150.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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