NTSB Identification: CEN12LA336
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 04, 2012 in Zahl, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/29/2013
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8GCBC, registration: N88095
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 maneuvering at a low altitude when it experienced a loss of engine power and impacted terrain during an uncontrolled descent. Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that there was no fuel onboard. The airplane had not been properly registered. The pilot did not hold a pilot certificate or an airman medical certificate.

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

The non-certificated pilot's improper preflight planning, which resulted in fuel exhaustion, and his failure to maintain airplane control after a total loss of engine power.

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