NTSB Identification: CHI02LA185.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 06, 2002 in Olathe, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/28/2002
Aircraft: Eskildsen P, registration: N2882
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted a street and subsequently impacted a building during a forced landing following a total loss of engine power. The pilot stated in a written statement that he was at 3,500 feet agl when the engine quit and he determined that he could not make it to the airport. He stated that he missed lining up with the street he intended to land on by ten degrees. The pilot reported that he stalled the aircraft at 15 feet agl and that the landing gear buckled upon impact with the street. He stated that the airplane then slid into, and bounced off a building. The pilot stated that he believes that the fuel supply was exhausted. The Federal Aviation Administration inspector's examination of the fuel system revealed that there was no fuel in the fuel tanks.

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

The pilot's improper planning and decision making during the emergency descent and landing. The total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion and the pilot's inadvertent stall were contributing factors.

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