Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2003 Issue

October 18, Hartwood, Va. / Cessna 182

At about 1512 eastern time, a Cessna 182B lost engine power in cruise flight near Hartwood and was damaged in the ensuing forced landing. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The pilot said he departed Hartwood Airport with “2 inches” of fuel in each tank. The pilot flew over the local area for approximately one hour, and then the engine lost power. Examination of the wreckage revealed there was no fuel in either tank....

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