NTSB Identification: SEA95LA166.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 30, 1995 in WEST JORDAN, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/08/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N61284
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD FLOWN THE AIRPLANE APPROXIMATELY 1.5 HOURS SINCE ITS MOST RECENT REFUELING TWO DAYS PREVIOUSLY. ABOUT 2 HOURS 20 MINUTES AFTER DEPARTING MOAB, THE AIRPLANE RAN OUT OF FUEL. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A POLE DURING A FORCED LANDING INTO A SCHOOL YARD.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO REFUEL THE AIRCRAFT PRIOR TO INITIATING HIS CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT RESULTING IN A TOTAL POWER LOSS DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION.

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