NTSB Identification: MIA01LA139.
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Accident occurred Sunday, May 06, 2001 in FORT PIERCE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 172F, registration: N8664U
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot added 10 gallons of fuel at Key West. He was told that the airplane burned 8 gallons of fuel per hour by senior members of his flying club. After 2 hours 40 minutes of flight the engine quit. He executed an emergency landing on a road and clipped a street sign with the wing. The airplane then went into a ditch, about 3 miles south of his intended landing airport. No fuel was found in the airplane's fuel tanks and no leaks were found. The pilot reported that he had a total 106 flight hours in all aircraft, and 48.8 hours in this make and model aircraft.

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

a loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion which resulted in a forced landing, and subsequent impact with a sign and a ditch.

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