Accident Cessna 150F N8067F,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 386320
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Date:Monday 8 January 2001
Time:12:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 150F
Registration: N8067F
MSN: 15064167
Engine model:Continental O-200-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Meeker, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Meeker Airport, CO (KEEO)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Prior to takeoff, both fuel tanks were checked by the student pilot. The amount of fuel in the left tank measured 2 inches in depth. There was a negligible (about 1/2 inch) amount of fuel in the right tank, "enough fuel for about an hour and a half of flight time," the instructor said. After flying 1.3 Hobbs meter hours, the engine lost power and the instructor made a forced landing in a deep snow covered field and the airplane nosed down. Later, the master switch was turned on and the left tank registered slightly less than one-half full.

Probable Cause: Fuel exhaustion due to the failure of the instructor to ensure there was sufficient fuel for the flight. Factors were the instructor's inadequate supervision of the student pilot, and the deep snow-covered terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DEN01LA040
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report




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