1997-09-26: The pilot of C-FQWB
was on a local solo flight from the North Saskatchewan River, when the a/c ran out of gas and he was forced to land in a farmer's field. The a/c has rubberized floats and the pilot was able to land the a/c without damaging either the a/c or himself. The pilot later informed Prince Albert FSS staff that he ran out of fuel because of faulty fuel gauges. UPDATE The pilot was conducting a return trip to his camp about 100 miles NE of Prince Albert when the a/c's engine quit due to fuel exhaustion. The pilot reported that the trip took longer than expected because of strong quartering wind. He had the a/c fuel selector on "both" and there was about 1/4 tank of fuel remaining on one of the fuel gauges at the time of the incident.