Fuel exhaustion Accident Cessna 150M N66464,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201884
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Date:Friday 8 January 1999
Time:18:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 150M
Owner/operator:John Baker
Registration: N66464
MSN: 150-76066
Year of manufacture:1974
Engine model:Continental O-200-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Madisonville, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Bryan, TX (KCFD)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The recently certificated private pilot reported that the engine lost power while on final approach to an airport, 3 hours after takeoff for a local flight. The pilot and his father performed a 25 minute flight in the local area in the same airplane earlier that morning. They planned for a 1.5 hour flight in the afternoon. He reported checking the fuel quantity with a stick and estimated to have enough fuel for a 2.5 to 3.0 hour flight. The pilot stated that he encountered strong winds while in the local area that drifted him further east than he anticipated. The airplane came to rest on the shoulder of a county road, approximately 850 feet from the landing threshold for runway 36. No evidence of fuel was found at the accident site.

Probable Cause: The loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion as result of the pilot's failure to refuel. A factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW99LA065
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

26-Nov-2017 09:37 ASN Update Bot Added
08-Apr-2024 10:56 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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