NTSB Identification: CEN13CA343
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 10, 2013 in Franklin, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/2013
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N3718J
Injuries: 2 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.

The student pilot reported that he checked the airplaneā€™s fuel tanks and estimated that each tank was about a quarter full, or about 6 gallons of fuel total. He then added 3 gallons of fuel to each tank. The flight instructor reported that he did not check the fuel tanks after refueling, but the student stated that they had two hours of fuel on board. The flight then departed and conducted practice maneuvers for about an hour. After completing a maneuver, the engine started to sputter and then lost power. The instructor conducted a forced landing in a field. Examination of the airplane revealed that the airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine firewall and the nosewheel collapsed during the landing. Examination of the fuel tanks and lines found only residual fuel.

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

The pilot's improper fuel planning which resulted in a loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.

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