NTSB Identification: CEN12LA110
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, December 15, 2011 in Midland, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/10/2013
Aircraft: BEECH 95-B55, registration: N275D
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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

When the airplane was on final approach to land, about 1 mile from the airport, both engines lost power. The pilot attempted an engine restart to no avail. Unable to reach the runway, the pilot selected a residential road and performed a forced landing. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. Impact damage precluded a determination of the total fuel remaining in the fuel tanks. The pilot further reported that he misinterpreted the airplane's crossfeed fuel operation and suggested he should have stopped en route for fuel.

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

The pilot’s improper fuel management during the flight, which resulted in a total loss of engine power.

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