NTSB Identification: LAX90DVG09.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43519.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 02, 1990 in YOUNTVILLE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/23/1992
Aircraft: CULLEN/ROTH FALCON XP, registration: N9939
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE PILOT OF A HOMEBUILT FELT A 'SHUTTER' IN THE ENGINE AND MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A VINEYARD. THE PILOT STATED HE HAD BEEN AIRBORNE ABOUT 40 MINUTES. THE PILOT SAID THE SPARK PLUGS WERE FOUND TO BE OK AND THE CARBURETOR BOWL WAS EMPTY OF FUEL. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT THERE WERE ABOUT SEVEN GALLONS OF FUEL ON BOARD AT THE TIME OF DEPARTURE.

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

THE PILOT'S MISJUDGEMENT OF FUEL SUPPLY.

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