NTSB Identification: MIA97LA122.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 06, 1997 in DELAND, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/1997
Aircraft: Kunc KR-1, registration: N7KR
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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As the pilot was on an approach to land, the engine lost power. Attempts to restart the engine were unsuccessful. During a forced landing, the aircraft collided with trees, then crashed into a pasture. There was no fuel leakage from the aircraft after the accident. The aircraft builder stated that the aircraft held 10 gallons of usable fuel and consumed 3.5 to 4 gallons per hour. The aircraft had flown about 3 flight hours since the last refueling.

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

the pilot's improper planning/decision, by failing to ensure there was sufficient fuel to safety complete the flight, which resulted in fuel exhaustion, loss of engine power, a forced landing, and subsequent collision with tree(s).

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