MIA94LA163
MIA94LA163

On June 21, 1994, about 1247 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 210N, N9992Y, registered to Espirit Air Inc., operating as a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight experienced a total loss of engine power in cruise flight. The private pilot made a forced landing to a field in the vicinity of Bartow, Florida, and collided with electrical guide wires on final approach. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The flight initially departed from Miamisburg, Ohio, at about 06:45 a.m. with an en route stop at Athens, Georgia. No fuel was purchased at Athens, Georgia. The flight departed Athens, Georgia, about 2 hours 47 minutes before the accident.

The pilot stated to the FAA that he was not familiar with the fuel tank system or fuel tank switching procedure, and that he ran the airplane out of gas.

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