NTSB Identification: LAX76FUG53
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: AMER AVCO AA1, registration: N5696L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1585  76/5/28    PALM SPRINGS,CA     AMER AVCO AA1       CR-  0  1  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 49, 128
        TIME - 2114                    N5696L              PX-  0  0  1  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 124 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - PALM SPRINGS MUNI
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          YUMA,AZ                     BERMUDA DUNES,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: DESCENDING
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FUEL EXHAUSTION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - ROUGH/UNEVEN
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          NONE                                                     330
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           30                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- UN LND DEST DUE GUSTS 35K. DIVERTED TO PALM SPRINGS,RAN OUT OF FUEL. LND IN DESERT.

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