Serious incident Cessna F172H Skyhawk LN-RAL, Sunday 26 August 2018
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Date:Sunday 26 August 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna F172H Skyhawk
Registration: LN-RAL
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Serious incident
Location:Froland, 3 km Northwest of Gullknapp airport, Aust-agder county -   Norway
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AIBN
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The engine stopped as the aircraft approached the airport. The commander had to make an emergency landing on a field north-west of the airport. Neither the pilot, passenger or aircraft were injured during the incident. When the commander inspected the aircraft after the emergency landing, he discovered that the fuel filler cap on the left wing had detached and that both fuel tanks were completely empty. The shape of the tank filler opening has probably been changed over time. This may have resulted in the lid not being properly fastened after dip sticking the fule tanks prior to the last flight.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIBN
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

12-Sep-2020 15:55 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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