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1994 C-182 Fuel Exhaustion Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine

C-182 Non-Fatal Nampa, ID February 27, 1994

The aircraft departed fully topped with 65 gallons of fuel on three 45 nautical mile minimum legs plus a total of five parachute drops involving ascents between 7,500 and 9,500 feet above ground level. During the descent from the fifth parachute drop the engine stopped developing power and the pilot in command executed a forced landing in a field. During the landing roll the aircraft collided with a barb wire fence and impacted a drainage ditch.

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The aircraft departed fully topped with 65 gallons of fuel on three 45 nautical mile minimum legs plus a total of five parachute drops involving ascents between 7,500 and 9,500 feet above ground level. During the descent from the fifth parachute drop the engine stopped developing power and the pilot in command executed a forced landing in a field. During the landing roll the aircraft collided with a barb wire fence and impacted a drainage ditch.

Read the NTSB report…

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