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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36725
Last updated: 11 May 2019
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Date:06-AUG-1987
Time:11:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150J
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N51358
C/n / msn: 15069948
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Las Vegas, NV -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Salt Lake City , UT (U42)
Destination airport:Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE STUDENT PLT PLANNED A X-COUNTRY FLT FOR 3.6 HRS. AFTER 3.9 HRS OF FLT, FUEL EXHAUSTION OCCURRED AS THE ACFT WAS APCHG THE DESTN ARPT. THE PLT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY, BUT WAS UNABLE TO GLIDE TO THE ARPT. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT ON AN APCH TO A VACANT LOT WHEN IT COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE, THEN IT NOSED OVER & IMPACTED THE TERRAIN IN A NR VERTICAL ATTITUDE. APRX 6 QTS OF FUEL WAS DRAINED FM THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE ACFT HAD A FUEL CAPACITY OF 26 GAL, OF WHICH, 22.5 GAL WAS USABLE. ACCORDING TO THE FLT MANUAL, THE ACFT HAD A CRUISE ENDURANCE OF 4.1 HRS AT 75% POWER WITH NO FUEL RESERVE. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X31928


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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