Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2009 Issue

January 24, 2009, Oceanside, Calif., Cessna 172S

At about 1045 Pacific standard time the airplane collided with the ground following a loss of engine power during a go-around. The commercial pilot and sole passenger sustained serious injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage. Visual conditions prevailed. The passenger subsequently reported while in cruise flight at 6000 feet MSL, the pilot noticed that the fuel gauges were going down fast. The pilot diverted and attempted to land on Runway 24.

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