NTSB Identification: ATL07CA070.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 04, 2007 in Hinesville, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/27/2007
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N89193
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Prior to departing on a cross country flight, the pilot stated that he fueled the airplane with approximately 15 gallons of automotive gas. He stated that he mixed the automotive gas with the remainder of his Avgas 100LL in accordance with STC SA 2613CE. Approximately 10 miles from his destination airport 2J2, at 1,500 feet, the engine began to "cut in and out, and then stopped". He made an emergency "MAYDAY" call to Savannah Control Tower controllers, and made an emergency landing in a field. During the forced landing the airplane nosed over inverted. Examination by an FAA inspector revealed that the nose wheel was collapsed aft and the firewall was buckled. Further examination revealed the left wing was bent upward. Examination of the fuel tanks revealed that they were not breached, and void of fuel. Both fuel caps were tightly sealed in the locked position. The fuel system lines were further examined and revealed they were also void of fuel.

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

The pilots improper preflight planning with resulted in a loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.

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