Report on serious incident in the vicinity of Arendal airport Gullknapp, Norway 26 August 2018 with Reims Aviation SA F172H, LN-RAL

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Description

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.

This report is in Norwegian only.

No safety recommendation is issued in connection with this investigation.

Location
Froland, 3 km Northwest of Gullknapp airport, Aust-agder county, Norway
Occurrence date
26.08.2018
ICAO Location indicator
ENGK
Aircraft
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Operator
Private
Registration
LN-RAL
Meteorological conditions
VMC
County
Aust-Agder
Type of occurrence
Serious incident
Type of operation
Private
Category of operation
Light, aeroplane (< 5 700kg)
Aircraft category
Landplane, Single-engine, Piston engine
FIR/AOR
ENSV (Stavanger ATCC)
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