NTSB Identification: DEN04LA056.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 02, 2004 in Orem, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/29/2004
Aircraft: Cessna 150M, registration: N66758
Injuries: 2 Minor.
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The private pilot said that he "ran out of fuel." The pilot attempted a forced landing to an open field near the east shore of the lake. During the forced landing, the airplane's right wing struck several branches on the top of a 50-foot tree and the airplane subsequently struck the ground in a nose-down attitude. An examination of the airplane showed that both wing fuel tanks were intact. Approximately 2 cups of fuel was recovered from the tanks.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot's improper in-flight planning and decision making, resulting in fuel exhaustion and the loss of engine power. Contributing factors include the dark night light conditions, and the trees.
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