September 19, 2006, Holladay, Tenn. / Stinson 108


The airplane was substantially damaged during a forced landing at 1140 Central time after a total loss of power. Visual conditions prevailed; there were no injuries. According to the pilot, the airplane was in cruise flight at 3500 feet when the engine quit, “just like it was running out of fuel.” The pilot switched the fuel selector valve from the right main fuel tank to the left main fuel tank, applied carburetor heat and checked that the mixture was full rich. He attempted two engine restarts but was unsuccessful. The pilot chose a bean field on which to make forced landing. While on final approach the pilot moved the fuel selector valve to the off position. The airplane touched down, rolled about 50 feet and nosed over inverted.


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