NTSB Identification: OAK72DVA62
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: AMER AVCO AA-1, registration: N5959L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0143  72/3/26    AUBERRY,CALIF       AMER AVCO AA-1      CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 19, 95 TOTAL
        TIME - 1535                    N5959L              PX-  0  0  1  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  HOURS, 1 IN TYPE, NOT
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - TOPHAM RANCH
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          FRESNO,CALIF                LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           COLLIDED WITH: DITCHES                                   LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISMANAGEMENT OF FUEL
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FUEL STARVATION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND SPEED
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT
        PARTIAL POWER LOSS - PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER - 1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING ON AIRPORT/SEAPLANE BASE/HELIPT.
        REMARKS- DIDNT SWITCH TANKS. OVERSHOT EMERG LDG. PLT HAD 30 MIN CHECKOUT BFOR ACCDT FLT.

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