NTSB Identification: FTW96LA249.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 14, 1996 in TULSA, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/04/1996
Aircraft: American General Aircraft AG-5B, registration: N115JE
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

While on an IFR flight to ferry the airplane from Colorado to Florida, the pilot made an unscheduled stop at Hill City, Ks. He then took off from Hill City without refueling and proceeded to the next stop at Tulsa, Ok. During a night approach to land at Tulsa, the engine lost power. The pilot executed the emergency procedures, but managed to reestablish power only momentarily. He elected to make a forced landing in an unlit city park. During the landing, the airplane collided with a chain link fence. Examination of the fuel cells revealed that the right fuel cell, which was selected during the emergency landing, was empty. At the time of the accident, the pilot had been on travel status for 18 hours.

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

the pilot's improper planning/decision, which resulted in fuel exhaustion and loss of engine power, due to an inadequate supply of fuel. Darkness was a related factor.

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