Fuel exhaustion Accident Cessna 150K N6199G,
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Date:Friday 19 November 1999
Time:10:23 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 150K
Registration: N6199G
MSN: 15071699
Year of manufacture:1969
Total airframe hrs:3918 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-320-E2D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Phoenix, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Marana, AZ (E14)
Destination airport:Glendale, AZ (KGEU)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot took off for a planned hour-long cross-country flight with 8 gallons of fuel onboard. After flying for about 53 minutes, all engine power was lost. The pilot made a forced landing on a city street, and during rollout the airplane impacted a sign pole and a dirt berm. During the subsequent airplane examination, no usable fuel was found in either of the airplane's fuel tanks. The pilot acknowledged that during the flight no mechanical problems were experienced with his airplane, and the total loss of engine power resulted from fuel exhaustion. The airplane was equipped with a 150-hp engine.

Probable Cause: Fuel exhaustion due to the pilot's improper preflight planning, and failure to ensure that an adequate fuel supply was onboard the airplane.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX00LA037
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Download report: Final report




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