NTSB Identification: CEN12LA583
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 24, 2012 in Arrow Rock, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/2013
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N63672
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.

The pilot departed on a local flight with enough fuel for the planned 1-hour flight. However, he flew longer than planned and exhausted the usable fuel as he was returning to land. The engine lost total power, and the pilot performed a forced landing in a pasture, during which the airplaneā€™s fuselage was substantially damaged. The pilot indicated that he purchased fuel at a local airport during his flight. However, personnel at that airport recalled that the accident airplane performed a touch-and-go landing, and the pilot did not stop or purchase fuel there. A postaccident examination of the wreckage revealed no usable fuel in the fuel tanks or fuel strainer.

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

The pilot's inadequate fuel management and in-flight decision making, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.

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