NTSB Identification: NYC05LA130.
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Accident occurred Saturday, August 06, 2005 in Nashua, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2007
Aircraft: Raytheon A36, registration: N838DM
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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Approximately 10 minutes after takeoff, the airplane experienced a loss of engine power, and subsequently impacted trees during the ensuing forced landing. Examination of the airplane did not reveal any mechanical malfunctions. Both fuel tanks were compromised; however, there was no evidence of a fuel spill in the area surrounding the accident site. At the time of the accident, the airplane had been operated for about 95 total hours, and 10 hours since its most recent annual inspection, which was performed about 4 months prior to the accident. The airplane was owned by the pilot and sold about 5 months prior the accident. With regard to the accident, the pilot informed the new owner and a mechanic that the airplane did not have any mechanical problems, and he thought that he could make it back to his home airport when he experienced a power loss due to fuel exhaustion.

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

The pilot's inadequate preflight planning, which resulted in a loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion, and subsequent collision with trees during a forced landing.

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