Gardan GY80-180 Horizon, G-BYME
The aircraft had insufficient fuel in its main tanks for its planned flight. At 2,000 ft, approaching the intended destination, the fuel in the main tanks ran out and the engine stopped. The aircraft’s auxiliary tank contained approximately 20 minutes worth of fuel, but the pilot did not select the auxiliary tank. The pilot carried out a forced landing, but undershot his intended field and collided with a hedge. The aircraft then turned over onto its roof. The pilot and passengers were uninjured and vacated the aircraft normally.
Published 10 December 2014