Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2001 Issue

April 30, Paintsville, Ky. / Cessna Skylane

At about 18:50 eastern time, a Cessna 182Q ran out of fuel and was damaged during a forced landing near Paintsville. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The pilot said he departed Mount Sterling, Ky., with full fuel and flew 3.0 hours to Paintsville. He did not refuel and departed Paintsville at about 14:30 with a Kentucky Forest Ranger for the purpose of “fire spotting.” The pilot said he calculated an endurance of 8 hours but had been flying “about 5 hours” at the economy power setting when the engine lost power....

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