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The pilot reported that during cruise he noticed fuel flow fluctuations on both digital and analog fuel flow indicators. This was followed by power fluctuations which progressively worsened. The pilot had decided to carry out a precautionary landing into a clear area he had located, when the engine failed completely. A power off landing was carried out into a small clearing in mountainous terrain approximately 4,000 ft AMSL. Relevant Factors Fuel starvation led to an engine power loss. The cause of the fuel starvation was not determined.
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General details
Date: 25 June 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 17:05 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Fuel starvation 
Release date: 19 June 1994 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: S.O.C.A.T.A.-Groupe Aerospatiale 
Aircraft model: TB-20 
Aircraft registration: VH-JTB 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Cowra NSW
Destination:Bankstown NSW
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