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N3112Y accident description

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Crash location 38.787777°N, 97.651111°W
Nearest city Salina, KS
38.840280°N, 97.611424°W
4.2 miles away
Tail number N3112Y
Accident date 18 Oct 2008
Aircraft type Beech A36
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The private pilot was on final approach in his single-engine airplane when the engine stopped producing power shortly after he switched fuel tanks. The pilot was unable to restart the engine and made a forced landing on a road near the airport. Examination of the airplane revealed structural damage to the firewall near the left engine mount. When baterry power was applied, the left fuel guage indicated it was empty and the right fuel tank was between 1/4- and 1/2-full. No mechanical deficiencie were noted with the airplane or engine.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to properly manage the available fuel supply, which resulted in fuel starvation and subsequent loss of engine power.

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