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The pilot said that during a landing approach to runway 33 at Cowra the engine suffered a complete loss of power. The aircraft was landed in a paddock near the aerodrome. During the landing roll the aircraft struck a fence, resulting in a steel stake penetrating the left side of the fuselage and the adjacent rear passenger seat. From information supplied by the pilot, the loss of power was probably due to fuel exhaustion as a result of his miscalculation of the overall fuel consumption rate of the aircraft. This occurrence was not the subject of an on-site investigation. The report is based on information supplied by the pilot.

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General details
Date: 18 March 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1530 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Cowra  
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 03 January 1990 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 177 
Aircraft registration: VH-EID 
Serial number: 17701172 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Cowra NSW
Departure time:N/K
Destination:Cowra NSW
 
 
 
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