This study analyzed occurrences involving
- fuel starvation - the state in which the fuel supply to the engine is interrupted although there is adequate fuel onboard the aircraft, and
- fuel exhaustion - the state in which the aircraft has become devoid of usable fuel.
Fuel starvation has been a more common type of occurrence; however, the probability of the occurrence resulting in an accident has been greater for fuel exhaustion. starvation accidents and 8 fuel exhaustion accidents per annum in Australia since 1969. Fuel-related engine failures have constituted 34% of all engine failure accidents.
|Type:||Research and Analysis Report|
|Publication date:||21 September 1987|
|ISBN:||0 644 06463 3|