June 4, Breckenridge, Texas / Aero Commander 700


At 22:15 central time, an Aero Commander 700 crashed near Breckenridge during a forced landing following a loss of engine power. The pilot and his three passengers were not injured. The flight had originated about two hours and 15 minutes earlier at Ruidoso, N.M. The pilot told the FAA inspector who responded to the accident site he ran out of fuel and landed in a field one mile west of the Breckenridge Airport. The inspector found the left fuel tank dry and the right fuel tank contained only -inch of fuel at its deepest point.


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