July 5, 2008, Pomona, Calif., Cessna 172F


The pilot said when he started his cross-country flight, 2.4 hours had been flown by the airplane since the fuel tanks had been topped off. His first leg was 1.1 hours; he landed and spent approximately 1.5 hours on the ground. He was approximately 1.1 hours into his return flight, turning base for landing, when the engine lost power. He performed a forced landing to a large parking lot and impacted the fence on its perimeter during the landing roll. The airplanes right wing lift strut was bent, and the right wings leading edge was wrinkled and bent. No fuel was found in the airplanes fuel tanks.


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