Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2009 Issue

July 1, 2009, Oshkosh, Wis., Remos G-3/6000

The instructor pilot reported the fuel quantity tube indicated tank of fuel, or about 11 gallons, during the preflight inspection. After approximately 30 minutes of flight, the engine stopped. The pilot executed a forced landing to a field, and the airplane nosed over during the landing roll. The fuel system was empty, and the engine ran when fuel was provided. The fuel quantity tube was "discolored" and there was a crease in the tube at the halfway point, making it appear there was tank of fuel.

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