Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2011 Issue

May 10, 2011, Troy, S.C., Flight Design CTLS

At about 1445 Eastern time, the special light sport aircraft was substantially damaged during a forced landing following loss of engine power. The private pilot and the flight instructor-rated passenger (CFI) were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. According to the CFI-rated passenger, the airplane was serviced with 10 gallons of fuel, evenly distributed between the left and right wing fuel tanks, prior to departure. Using a measuring stick, the CFI confirmed each tank contained 7.5 gallons of fuel, which he estimated was sufficient for approximately three hours of flight time.

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