NTSB Identification: BFO91LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44173.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 05, 1991 in FALLSTON, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N5794G
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT STATED THAT BEFORE THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE DAY, HE WAS TOLD THAT THE FUEL TANKS ON HIS AIRCRAFT WERE FULL BUT DID NOT PERSONALLY CHECK THE QUANTITY. LATER IN THE DAY, NEAR THE END OF HIS FOURTH FLIGHT LEG AND 2.1 HOURS OF FLIGHT TIME, THE ENGINE STOPPED OPERATING WHILE CRUISING AT 2,000 FEET. DUE TO HEAVILY WOODED TERRAIN, THE PILOT WAS FORCED TO LAND HIS AIRCRAFT IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN THE FRONT LAWN OF A RESIDENCE SUSTAINING HEAVY DAMAGE AND CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE LAWN AND TWO TREES.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO ACCURATELY DETERMINE THE FUEL QUANTITY BEFORE HIS FLIGHT AND MONITOR THE QUANTITY DURING THE FLIGHT, WHICH RESULTED IN FUEL EXHAUSTION DUE TO AN INADEQUATE FUEL SUPPLY.

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