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The pilot reported that he had refuelled the aircraft to full tanks on the day prior to the accident. He intended to carry out some cattle spotting on the way to Eastmere where he intended to refuel. After circling some cattle he had headed for Eastmere and noticed that the right hand fuel gauge was indicating near empty. He then selected the left tank and shortly after the engine stopped. The pilot reported that his only option was to attempt a landing, as he was at low altitude. During the landing the aircraft struck trees, the nosegear was torn off and the engine mounts were broken. The aircraft had been flown for approximately 4 hours since the last refuel. It was not determined whether the aircraft had run out of fuel or the fuel tank outlets had been uncovered, allowing air into the fuel system, during a turn.
 
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