NTSB Identification: BFO94LA075.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 23, 1994 in WASHINGTON CROS, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N6101K
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT, THE AIRPLANE ENGINE LOST TOTAL POWER. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD. THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN NOSE FIRST, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER. POSTACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PREIMPACT ANOMALIES. THE FUEL TANKS WERE EMPTY. NO FUEL LEAKS WERE FOUND THROUGHOUT THE FUEL SYSTEM AND THE FUEL TANKS WERE NOT BREACHED. THE ENGINE WAS REMOVED FROM THE AIRPLANE AND TESTED. THE ENGINE RAN WITH NO ANOMALIES NOTED. ACCORDING TO FUEL RECORDS, THE AIRPLANE WAS FLOWN 4.1 HOURS SINCE IT WAS LAST REFUELED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the pilot-in-command's inadequate in-flight planning which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.

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