FTW93LA264
FTW93LA264

On September 23, 1993, approximately 1515 central daylight time, a Fairchild M-62A, N261A, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near San Antonio, Texas. The airplane was on a cross country ferry flight. There was no flight plan filed and visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The pilot received minor injuries.

According to the pilot, he was descending to land at San Antonio's Stinson Field after what he described as "a long circular route" from San Marcos, Texas. He stated that during the descent, a power loss occurred as he was passing through 1,200 feet MSL (650 feet AGL). He noted that the right tank was 3/4 full and that he had the left tank selected, but, he did not have time to switch tanks. He subsequently executed a forced landing into trees. Examination of the airplane revealed that the fuel selector was positioned on the left tank, which was found empty. The right tank was found 3/4 full.

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