Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2010 Issue

December 4, 2009, Carmi, Ill., Cessna 182

The pilot reported the airplane, which was equipped with long-range fuel tanks, had been fully fueled prior to takeoff. After 3.8 hours of flight, the engine began to surge, then lost power. An off-airport forced landing was made and the airplane nosed over. When the airplane was righted, the right fuel cap was missing, although the chain and spring clip were still in place.

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