CEN11LA061
CEN11LA061

On November 4, 2010 approximately 2110 central standard time, a Siai-Marchetti S.205/22R, N971WA, registered to and operated by FreddieMac Aviation, LLC, was destroyed during a night forced landing when the airplane struck a power line and trees and impacted terrain after the engine lost power near Fruitvale, Texas. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed at the time of the accident. The business flight was being conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 without a flight plan. The pilot, the sole occupant on board, was seriously injured. The cross-country flight originated at Denton (DTO), Texas, and was en route to Shreveport (SHV), Louisiana.

According to the pilot's accident report, earlier that day the airplane was serviced with 14 gallons of fuel (the gauges registered three-quarters full) and he flew from SHV to DTO. At DTO, 20 gallons of fuel were added and the pilot returned to SHV. The airplane was serviced with 24 gallons of fuel and the pilot returned to DTO to take his business partner home. He did not refuel at DTO. En route back to SHV at 7,500 feet, the engine lost power. The pilot said it was his opinion that he "ran out of fuel."

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