Report on serious incident in the vicinity of Arendal airport Gullknapp, Norway 26 August 2018 with Reims Aviation SA F172H, LN-RAL
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|
|ICAO Location indicator||ENGK|
|Aircraft||Cessna 172 Skyhawk|
|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)|