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Before DEPARTURE the pilot dipped the fuel tanks and estimated there was sufficient fuel to complete the flight. Approaching the destination the engine stopped. The pilot selected a road on a newly developed housing subdivision as the only suitable landing area, and an approach was made into the north-east with a tailwind of about 15 Knots. After touchdown, the pilot realised he would be unable to stop the aircraft before a sharp bend in the road and as a result brought it to a stop by steering it between two power poles. The pilot reported that he had flown this route many times and a weather forecast had not been obtained. Had a forecast been obtained and the forecast wind applied, the resulting estimated time interval would have confirmed that there was insufficient fuel on board to complete the flight with the mandatory reserves.

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General details
Date: 16 July 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 854 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:6 km East of Roma  
State: Queensland  
Release date: 04 May 1987 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Minor 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 150 
Aircraft registration: VH-DGZ 
Type of operation: Business 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Noosa QLD
Departure time:0854
Destination:Roma QLD
 
 
 
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