NTSB Identification: ATL01LA056.
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Accident occurred Saturday, May 19, 2001 in Griffin, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/21/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 150, registration: N5854E
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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Shortly after takeoff the engine lost power. During emergency landing , the airplane collided with two fences before coming to a stop. No fuel was found in the left tank. There was 3/4 inch of fuel in the right fuel tank. According to the pilots operating handbook the unusable fuel quantity is 3.5 gallons. No mechanical malfunction of the engine was found.

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

The pilot's inadequate preflight fuel planning for the flight that resulted in the fuel exhaustion and the subsequent loss of engine power.

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