NTSB Identification: NYC99LA223.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 12, 1999 in CARLISLE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/22/2000
Aircraft: Beech A23, registration: N3508R
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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While on final approach, the engine lost all power, and the pilot performed a forced landing to a field. The pilot stated that after the landing, he moved the fuel selector from 'LEFT' to 'OFF'. Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector did not reveal any pre-impact mechanical malfunctions. The inspector observed approximately 18 gallons of fuel in the right fuel tank. He did not observe any fuel in the left fuel tank. According to FAA records, on April 7, 1998, a Continental IO-346A was removed from the airplane; and a Lycoming IO-360 was installed. According to an engineering report from General Aviation Technical Services, Inc., the Lycoming engine burned more fuel per hour than the Continental engine. The pilot reported 16.7 hours of total flight experience in the accident airplane.

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

The pilot's improper fuel management, resulting in fuel starvation.

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