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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66297
Last updated: 12 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150G
Registration: N8319J
C/n / msn: 15066219
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Towanda, Illinois -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Monee, IL (C56)
Destination airport:Bloomington, IL
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that he checked the fuel level by looking at the fuel gauge prior to departure, and it read about 1/2 tank. Approximately one hour after departure, the pilot was beginning to make a descent to the destination airport. About 3 miles from the airport the engine lost power, and the pilot executed a forced landing to a road. During the approach to the road, the stall warning sounded as he tried to clear some trees. He lowered the nose and flew under the trees, but the left wing hit a tree and the airplane impacted the ground. An inspection of the airplane revealed that there was about 1.5 gallons of fuel remaining in the tanks. The Pilot Operating Handbook states that the unusable fuel capacity of the airplane was 3.5 gallons.
Probable Cause: The complete loss of engine power as a result of fuel exhaustion due to the pilot's inadequate preflight.



Revision history:

06-Jul-2009 11:39 slowkid Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 15:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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