The aircraft was operating over hilly and moderately timbered terrain in which any cleared areas were
fenced into small paddocks about 100 yards square. While conducting a procedure turn at about 100 feet
to reverse the aircraft heading, the pilot experienced a complete loss of engine power. He conducted an
abbreviated trouble check before attempting to land the aircraft on the most suitable area. The aircraft
struck a barbed wire fence at the approach end of a small paddock and after rolling for about 100 yards with
the brakes fully applied, the pilot used the sloping ground to assist him in a 290 degree ground loop to the
right. During his manoeuvre the tail wheel fork failed. The aircraft fuel tank was found to contain one
pint of fuel whereas the contents gauge indicated that eight gallons remained.