Fuel exhaustion Accident Cessna 150L N18181,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 357855
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Date:Saturday 13 January 1996
Time:00:33 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 150L
Owner/operator:Leading Edge Aviation
Registration: N18181
MSN: 150-73848
Total airframe hrs:7966 hours
Engine model:Continental O-200
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sun City, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale, FL
Destination airport:Tampa, FL (X16)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
According to the pilot, about three hours into the flight, he experienced a complete loss of engine power. He selected a nearby state highway and attempted an emergency landing. During the landing roll, the airplane collided with a utility pole. During an examination of the airplane, no fuel was recovered from the left fuel tank, and approximately one gallon of fuel was recovered from the right tank. The engine performed properly during an operational check.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight planning, which resulted in fuel exhaustion. Darkness was a related factor.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL96LA034
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report



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