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N275PM accident description

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Crash location 36.833056°N, 114.055833°W
Nearest city Mesquite, NV
36.805531°N, 114.067190°W
2.0 miles away
Tail number N275PM
Accident date 17 Dec 2011
Aircraft type Cessna 208
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

Prior to the flight, the pilot fueled the airplane with 16 gallons of jet fuel. He planned on making two local flights carrying skydivers aloft. During the second skydiving flight he delayed releasing the skydivers due to traffic in the area. As he turned the plane back towards the drop zone the airplane's engine experienced a total loss of power. The pilot signaled the skydivers to exit the airplane, feathered the propeller, and executed an attempted forced landing to the runway. The airplane landed long, went off the end of the runway, across a road, and finally came to rest on a golf course. The pilot stated that the airplane and engine had no mechanical failures or malfunctions during the flight. He also stated that the cause of the loss of engine power was poor fuel management and fuel exhaustion.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's improper preflight planning, which resulted in a loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.

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