NTSB Identification: ATL91LA177.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45775.
Accident occurred Friday, September 20, 1991 in PLEASANT GROVE, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N4096J
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ENGINE QUIT WHILE FLYING AT A CRUISE ALTITUDE. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT DISCLOSED THAT 1/2 GALLON OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL WAS IN THE FUEL SYSTEM WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT DEPARTED WITHOUT REFUELING AFTER A 3 HOUR 40 MINUTE FLIGHT THE DAY BEFORE. THE ENGINE QUIT APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT. THE ESTIMATED FUEL ENDURANCE FOR THIS AIRPLANE WAS 4 HOURS.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO REFUEL THE AIRPLANE PRIOR TO THE LAST TAKEOFF RESULTING IN AN INADEQUATE FUEL SUPPLY FOR THE FLIGHT.

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