Australian Aviation Occurrences Involving Fuel Starvation and Exhaustion 1969 - 1986


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
Related: Fuel
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