NTSB Identification: MKC85LA023.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26366.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 20, 1984 in JOPLIN, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N6584G
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

PLT DEPARTED WITH ESTIMATED 16 GALS OF FUEL ON BOARD FOR BRIEF FLIGHT. APPROACHING ARPT FOR LANDING, ENGINE LOST POWER. PLT SET UP FOR FORCED LNDG IN OPEN FIELD. ACFT OVERRAN AVAILABLE OPEN SPACE AND COLLIDED WITH BRUSH. PLT STATED ACFT HAD BEEN MODIFIED FOR USE OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL BUT IN RECENT MONTHS HAD BEEN USING AVIATION GRADE EXCLUSIVELY. INVESTIGATION REVEALED 5 GALS AUTOMOTIVE FUEL REMAINING IN TANKS.

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

FLUID,FUEL GRADE..INCORRECT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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