MIA99LA199
MIA99LA199

On July 17, 1999, about 1700 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-28-181, N3030Q, registered to Aviation Atlanta Incorporated, crashed while attempting a forced landing following loss of engine power at Dunedin, Florida, while on a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The aircraft received substantial damage, and the private-rated pilot and one passenger received minor injuries. The flight originated from Atlanta, Georgia, the same day, about 0900, and made an enroute stop at Williston, Florida.

The pilot stated that upon descending through about 2,000 feet the engine failed, and while making a forced landing in a parking lot the aircraft collided with trees. The pilot further stated that the engine failed due to fuel exhaustion.

According to an FAA inspector who conducted a postcrash examination of the airplane, there was no fuel in the fuel tanks or fuel lines.

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