Preliminary Accident Reports

November 1999 Issue

Aug. 9, Austin, Texas / Cessna 177 Cardinal

At 17:56 CDT, a Cessna Cardinal was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Austin. Neither occupant was injured. The flight had originated from Austin about two hours earlier. The pilot said the fuel gauges indicated about half full prior to takeoff. An FAA inspector found both fuel tanks were empty after the forced landing....

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