June 16, Louisville, Ky. / Cessna 210


At about 13:27 eastern time, a Cessna 210 lost power and was damaged in a forced landing near Bowman Field. The pilot and passenger received minor injuries. The pilot departed Grand Rapids, Mich., with full tanks and flew to Campbellsville, Ky., a flight of about 2 hours and 10 minutes. Several hours later, the pilot loaded one passenger for a flight to Bowman Field, a flight that should have taken about 15 minutes. As he prepared to land, the pilot switched fuel tanks to the right tank, which was the fullest. Two minutes later the engine lost power. He tried several solutions but could not restore power. The airplane touched down in a field and came to rest inverted. Approximately 20 gallons of fuel was drained from the right tank and approximately 1 gallon from the left. The fuel selector was found set to left tank.


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