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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 264060
Last updated: 12 September 2021
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Date:15-FEB-2020
Time:13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Owner/operator:
Registration: N714ER
MSN: 15079124
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wadsworth, Ohio -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Ravenna-Portage County Airport, OH (KPOV)
Destination airport:3G3
Narrative:
[The airplane] substantially damaged following a loss of engine power near Wadsworth, Ohio. The pilot was not
injured. The flight was operated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulation Part 91 as a personal flight.

The pilot reported that while on approach to land on runway 20 at the Wadsworth Municipal Airport,
Wadsworth, Ohio, the airplane's engine lost power. The airplane landed about 300 yards short of the
runway. Substantial damage was sustained to an engine mount.

The pilot visually checked the fuel tanks and estimated 7 gallons total prior to flight. The airplane flew 2
legs for slightly over an hour of flight time. Following the accident, a local mechanic drained
approximately 2 gallons of fuel from the airplane. The airplane type certificate data sheet lists 3.5
gallons of fuel are unusable. Federal Aviation Administration inspectors were unable to find any
evidence that the airplane had been fueled prior to the accident flight. The circumstances of the accident
are consistent with the loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion

Given the length of flight and the average fuel burn, the pilot didnít ensure sufficient fuel was onboard before
departure.

Probable Cause: The pilotís inadequate preflight fuel planning, which resulted in a loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.

Sources:

https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/100964/pdf


Revision history:

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16-Jun-2021 07:09 aaronwk Added

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