Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2007 Issue

January 9, 2007, Edinburg, Ohio, Thorp T18 Experimental

The airplane impacted trees and terrain during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during approach. The pilot stated that the airplane lost engine power due to "a depletion of fuel." Inspection revealed the fuel system did not contain any remaining usable fuel. The fuel system was intact and no fuel smell was noted at the accident site.

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