CHI00LA127
CHI00LA127

On April 30, 2000, at 1138 eastern daylight time, a Fairchild PT-26B, N53366, owned and piloted by a private pilot, sustained substantial damage during an in-flight collision with the terrain following a loss of engine power and subsequent forced landing near Winn, Michigan. Visual metrological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The personal flight was operating under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 and was not on a flight plan. The pilot and passenger reported minor injuries. The local flight departed Woodruff Lake Airport, Winn, Michigan, at 1130.

From a written report, the pilot stated, "Ran left tank dry engine quit running and did not have altitude enough left to switch tanks."

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