2007 C-182 Fuel Exhaustion MA Marstons Mills Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine

C-182A Non-Fatal Marstons Mill, MA May 5, 2007

The pilot checked the fuel quantity with a wooden stick and estimated 21 gallons of fuel was onboard for the parachute flight. The takeoff and climb to 10,000 feet msl, and release of the jumpers, was normal. On the return to the airport, while on the turn to base leg, the engine lost power.

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