NTSB Identification: LAX07CA141.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 29, 2007 in Stead, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/25/2007
Aircraft: BISHOP THOMAS W BISHOP-ACRO, registration: N360DD
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The engine lost power and the airplane collided with sagebrush while attempting a forced landing. The pilot had been flying for about 10 minutes when the engine started to 'miss.' He realized that he had run out of fuel and was returning to land when the engine quit. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane. The pilot's recommendation for prevention of this accident was to add a line item to his checklist noting that he should check the fuel level before flight.

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

Fuel exhaustion due to the pilot's inadequate pre-flight inspection and his failure to verify that an adequate fuel supply was on board the aircraft.

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