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2011 C-182 Fuel Exhaustion Lesage Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine WV

C-182A Non-Fatal Lesage, WV April 10, 2011

The pilot flew four skydiving flights without refueling. On the last flight, after the skydivers exited the airplane, the pilot initiated a descent and the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power. The pilot knew he could not make it back to the airport and made a forced landing to a gravel area.

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The pilot flew four skydiving flights without refueling. On the last flight, after the skydivers exited the airplane, the pilot initiated a descent and the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power. The pilot knew he could not make it back to the airport and made a forced landing to a gravel area.

Read the NTSB report…

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