NTSB Identification: ANC12CA050
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 03, 2012 in Chugiak, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/04/2012
Aircraft: WALLS CRAIG C SNOWYRIVER SPECIAL, registration: N207CW
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 pilot departed with an estimated 5 gallons of fuel, and had begun his descent to his destination airport when the engine lost all power. He established best glide speed and made a forced landing to an open stretch of road. The airplane touched down hard, spun 180 degrees, and came to rest in a ditch. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. The pilot stated that there was very little fuel found in the fuel tanks during recovery of the wreckage and that he believes he may have run out of fuel.

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

The pilot’s improper fuel planning, which resulted in fuel exhaustion and a total loss of engine power during descent.

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