NTSB Identification: LAX95LA163.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 16, 1995 in YOLO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/06/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N80187
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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AROUND 1910, THE PILOT AND PASSENGER DEPARTED FROM LAKEPORT FOR A PERSONAL FLIGHT TO AN UNSPECIFIED DESTINATION. AFTER FLYING FOR ABOUT 38 MINUTES, THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A ROUGH DIRT FIELD, AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER. ACCORDING TO A RESPONDING SHERIFF DEPUTY, THE PILOT STATED THAT HE RAN OUT OF FUEL.

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

the pilot's improper preflight preparation which led to fuel exhaustion.

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