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1991 C-182 Fuel Exhaustion Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine

C-182 Non-Fatal Farmerville, LA June 13, 1991

The airplane had departed the airport on a local area flight in order to drop two skydivers. After the departure of the parachutists a total loss of power was experienced during approach. The airplane collided with 60 foot high pine trees one half mile from the approach end of the runway. Subsequent investigation revealed that the left tank was empty; the right tank contained approximately 11 gallons, and the fuel selector handle was missing.

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