NTSB Identification: CHI93LA300.
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Accident occurred Friday, July 30, 1993 in ORTONVILLE, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/17/1994
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7FC, registration: N8521E
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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THE PILOT WAS EN ROUTE TO AN AIRPORT TO REFUEL, BUT HE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER APPROXIMATELY TWO MILES BEFORE REACHING HIS DESTINATION. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER WAS DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. HE LANDED ON A GRAVEL ROAD, STRUCK A MAIL BOX, WENT OFF THE ROADWAY, AND NOSED OVER.

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

the pilot's failure to refuel prior to fuel exhaustion.

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