NTSB Identification: CHI90DEK06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42299.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 17, 1990 in ZANESVILLE, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/12/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 175, registration: N7296M
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT REPORTED TAKING OFF WITH AN INDICATED FULL FUEL SUPPLY. HE FLEW FOR 2 1/2 HOURS AND MADE SEVERAL TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS. DURING THE LAST TAKEOFF AT AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 200 FT AGL, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. WHEN A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE, THE AIRPLANE CONTACTED A 4 FT TALL POST AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. POST-ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED 6 OUNCES OF FUEL IN THE RIGHT WING FUEL TANK AND 3 1/2 GALLONS IN THE LEFT WING TANK. THE AIRCRAFT OPERATING HANDBOOK STATED THERE WERE 4 GALLONS OF UNUSABLE FUEL IN EACH WING TANK.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO PROPERLY PRELFIGHT THE AIRPLANE WHICH RESULTED IN AN INADEQUATE FUEL SUPPLY AND SUBSEQUENT FUEL EXHAUSTION.

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