NTSB Identification: CHI94LA169.
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Accident occurred Sunday, May 22, 1994 in JASONVILLE, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/12/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N6039G
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE ENGINE HAD A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD, AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER. THE PILOT STATED THE FUEL GAUGES INDICATED ONE-FOURTH TANK OF FUEL WHEN HE DID THE PREFLIGHT INSPECTION. THE AIRPLANE WAS PARKED WITH THE NOSE POINTED DOWN A 7 DEGREE SLOPE. INSPECTION OF THE AIRPLANE REVEALED NO FUEL IN EITHER TANK.

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

the loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion as a result of an inadequate aircraft preflight inspection.

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