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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66684
Last updated: 20 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150M
Owner/operator:Lexington Flying Club Inc
Registration: N6433K
C/n / msn: 15077702
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Brittany Farms, Lexington, Kentucky -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Owensboro, KS (OWB)
Destination airport:Lexington, KY (LEX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot departed on the outbound leg of a cross country flight with the fuel tanks filled to "1/8-inch below the solid ring of the [fuel filler] neck." He departed on the return leg of the flight without refueling the airplane, and about 6 miles prior to reaching the final destination, the engine lost power. The pilot adjusted the engine controls, which restored engine power briefly, but it again lost power, and he subsequently performed a forced landing. The airplane touched down, struck a fence, and was substantially damaged. A Federal Aviation Administration inspector reported that there was no odor of fuel, no evidence of fuel spillage, and that the airplane contained less than 8 quarts of fuel at the scene. When asked how the accident could have been prevented, the pilot stated "even though indications were that there was sufficient fuel for the return flight, getting fuel at [the departure airport] as a precaution would have prevented the accident."
Probable Cause: A loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion as a result of the pilot's inadequate fuel manangement.



Revision history:

28-Jul-2009 20:32 slowkid Added
29-Jul-2009 04:11 slowkid Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 15:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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