NTSB Identification: NYC99LA218.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 02, 1999 in GREENVILLE, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/2000
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150, registration: N2584P
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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The pilot stated that he had departed with the fuel selected on the left tank. While maneuvering over some clear-cut timber, at an altitude of about 300 feet above the ground, the engine suddenly quit. The pilot realized that he had exhausted the fuel in the left tank and attempted to switch to the right tank, which had about 12 gallons of fuel remaining. The engine did not respond, and a forced landing was made to a dirt road.

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

The pilot in command's inattentive management of the fuel supply.

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