NTSB Identification: ANC95LA066.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, June 06, 1995 in FAIRBANKS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/06/1995
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCB, registration: N9958Y
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT REPORTED HE DEPARTED A LAKE WITH WHAT HE BELIEVED WAS SUFFICIENT FUEL FOR THE INTENDED FLIGHT. EN ROUTE, THE AIRPLANE RAN OUT OF FUEL AND THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A SMALL, SWAMPY LAKE, DAMAGING THE AIRPLANE'S FLOATS AND WINGS.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO REFUEL THE AIRPLANE PRIOR TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. A FACTOR ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACCIDENT IS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR A FORCED LANDING.

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