Pilot Makes and Survives Emergency Landing in Texas after Running Out of Fuel

Friday, February 15, 2013
By George Hatcher


On Feb 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., a Beechcraft A60 Duke was en route from Fort Smith to Abilene when it ran out of fuel. The pilot, Frank LeRoy Bell, 75 attempted to divert to Elmdale Airpark but had to make an emergency landing. He tried to land in a blowed field but landed instead in a rough pasture where the plane sustained damage. No passengers were aboard and Bell was able to walk away.

Emergency services responded as an in-flight emergency at Elmdale Airpark.

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