NTSB Identification: NYC99LA109.
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Accident occurred Sunday, May 09, 1999 in PHILLIPSBURG, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/03/2000
Aircraft: Beech A35, registration: N722B
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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While approaching Phillipsburg, the engine lost power, and the pilot made a forced landing to a field. The pilot reported to the Ohio State Police that he was operating on the left fuel tank, and the tank was about 1/2 full. Other witnesses found it on the right tank after the accident. On-site examination revealed the right fuel tank to be empty, while the left tank was full.

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

Fuel starvation to the engine due to the pilot's failure to switch fuel tanks.

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