NTSB Identification: SEA05LA126.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 24, 2005 in Mountain Home, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/2005
Aircraft: Rockwell S-2R, registration: N4865X
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot reported that he had just dumped a load of pesticide and was returning to the airport, knowing that he was low on fuel. About 1/2 mile short of the runway, the engine lost power due to fuel exhaustion. During the forced landing on a highway, he overtook a heavy truck during the landing roll. The right wing came in contact with the truck and the aircraft subsequently traveled off the north side of the road and down an embankment before coming to rest.

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

The pilot's inadequate in-flight decision by failing to refuel resulting in fuel exhaustion during cruise flight and the loss of engine power. A vehicle was a factor in the on ground collision.

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