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Jabiru can advise that we have recovered the aircraft from the Mundubbera forest that was involved in Tuesday's accident.

We can now confirm that there was insufficient fuel for flight on board.

You can see by the photo below how intact the cabin remained around the pilot, which is testimony to the crash worthy design features of the Jabiru.

The pilot walked away with only minor scratches.
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Jabiru can advise that we have recovered the aircraft from the Mundubbera forest that was involved in Tuesdays accident.

We can now confirm that there was insufficient fuel for flight on board.

You can see by the photo below how intact the cabin remained around the pilot, which is testimony to the crash worthy design features of the Jabiru.

The pilot walked away with only minor scratches.

 

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Well said Jabiru! I think its great that you've taken the bull by the horns to make this release quickly and openly (as you have done) rather than leaving the subject open to other media and general (often ill-informed) opinion.

Ha ha. 2 days ago everyone was blaming the jab engine. Now everyone is on the pilot. What if they find a fuel leak? The pilot is alive. Ask him what happened......

Just an observation here. It is real easy to sit at our computers, be armchair experts & speculate why or how this happened & who to blame. First comments are blame the engine manufacturer. When the engine didn't have enough fuel, blame the pilot or his instructors or CFI. Maybe we should all wait until the proper investigation has been done? I'm sure that if something like this happened to us we would like to be presumed innocent until proven otherwise, not hung, drawn & quartered before any investigation has been completed.

If we had some bacon, we could have some bacon and eggs, if we had some eggs! People, we don’t know enough regarding the circumstances to have an informed opinion on any of this. Proper planning and inflight monitoring should prevent fuel exhaustion incidents however unforeseen mechanical issues are always a factor/risk. Similarly, without being aware of the crash analysis and the physics involved in the dissipation of the aircrafts energy it would only be an uninformed opinion regarding the strength of, or the suitability of the cabin section of the airframe to protect the occupants DURING THIS INCIDENT. For the record, I fly behind a Jab engine.

If you have never run low on fuel because of unforecast headwinds and distant alternates, you haven’t flown that much.

Peter Dettloff and people wonder why I don’t bother anymore, sigh, keyboard warriors everywhere, always with the personal attacks as if it helps their argument

Should NEVER happen --- pre-flight check FUEL.-- enough for flight PLUS 45 minutes reserve ---- THIS SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN -- pilot error and a very poorly trained pilot. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. 😬

We owners of Jabiru airplanes know that they are perfect. It is you in Jabiru who do not know that we are pilots who are imperfect. And for this there is only one remedy: parachute ballistic recovery

Seems to me that some the people making comments here must be immune to making a mistake.

Sad to see all the attacks on this thread

The crashworthiness of jabiru airframes is well proven.

Everyone should read the. CASA "Time in your tanks" info. Fuel gauges are ornaments on quite a few planes and you can't dip the tanks in flight. Excessive consumption can lead to false expectations.

Too many NTSB or Engineers speculation here. A crash accident with survivors,all we know!

Very good crash safe design

Nice work Jabiru!

Amazing airframe.

I find it funny when it looks like it’s not the planes fault, almost straight away they know the cause, but when it’s an engine failure we wait months for an out come and even then it’s up in the air

Parachute ballistic recovery should be required by law. A better solution than relying on luck.

And he was hailed a hero?

O no, flying dangerous, maybe 'a countdown fuel gauge. 'You have seven seconds of fuel'... 'agree to take off'...Y/N? Only wish there was that sort of technology....lol

I thought I had my fuel totalizer calibrated and pushed it. Dead sticked the last mile to the runway.

Reality is both occupants are with us and in one piece.., that is testimony to the strength and integrity of Jabiru’s aircraft. This post would possibly not read so well if it was another brand.... Aussie made, and safe !

I wish my center console was this easy to access. Pulling that new cable would have been a LOT easier.

Thank goodness he was not hurt he done well to get it on the ground whatever the circumstances

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