August 2, 2011, Emmett, Idaho, Cessna 182A


At 1055 Mountain time, the airplane experienced a loss of engine power during cruise flight and the pilot subsequently force-landed the airplane in a field. The private pilot sustained serious injuries and the airplane was substantially damaged. Visual conditions prevailed.

The pilot estimated approximately four hours of flight time since he had last refueled. Airplane recovery personnel reported the fuel tanks were not breached and appeared exhausted of fuel.



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