Fuel exhaustion Accident Cessna 150J N60764,
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Date:Tuesday 1 August 2000
Time:12:53 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 150J
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N60764
MSN: 15070559
Engine model:Continental O-200
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Morgan Hill, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Fresno, CA (KFAT)
Destination airport:San Martin, CA (Q99)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Near the end of a cross-country flight, the student pilot performed an off-airport emergency landing 3 miles from his intended destination following loss of engine power. During the landing, the airplane collided with ground obstructions. The pilot later acknowledged that he exhausted the aircraft's fuel supply. He said that a fueler was supposed to have filled the aircraft to capacity prior to his departure but did not. During his preflight inspection of the aircraft the pilot did not remove the fuel caps and visually check that the tanks were full.

Probable Cause: A loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion, which resulted from the pilot's inadequate preflight inspection and failure to verify the fuel supply onboard the airplane.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX00LA284
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB LAX00LA284

Location

Revision history:

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