NTSB Identification: LAX99LA183.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, May 12, 1999 in LUCERNE VALLEY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 150M, registration: N66487
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 private pilot rented the airplane for a personal cross-country flight. At his first stop he did not refuel. He overflew his intended second and refueling stop by 23 miles. Subsequently, he ran out of fuel and attempted a landing on a dirt road. The airplane collided with brush and rolled inverted. The airplane had operated 4.4 hours since last refueling. The pilot had received a 1.1-hour checkout by the operator the day before the accident in the same airplane.

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

the pilot's failure to refuel the airplane and improper fuel consumption calculations.

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