Accident Cessna 150L N21999,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 287213
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Date:Saturday 10 January 2009
Time:16:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 150L
Registration: N21999
MSN: 15074600
Year of manufacture:1973
Total airframe hrs:6548 hours
Engine model:Teledyne Continental O-200A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pescadero, California -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Monterey Regional Airport, CA (MRY/KMRY)
Destination airport:Half Moon Airport, CA (HAF/KHAF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane left Monterey with the left fuel tank at 5/8 full and the right fuel tank at 1/4 full. After flying 60 miles, the pilot noted that the left fuel gage read zero and the right fuel gauge read 1/8. The remaining 20 miles of the flight was to be over water and rugged coast line. Due to the airplane's low fuel state, the pilot decided to make a precautionary landing into a freshly plowed field. At the end of the landing roll the airplane nosed over.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight fuel planning and preparation. Contributing to the accident was the lack of a suitable area for a forced landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR09CA078
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report




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