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I cannot believe the airport worker.  I would think there is something near the tank that states "100 octane low-leaded fuel only" or "no jet fuel".  But, when the pilot is the only other witness and he's no longer with us, it is hard to dispute the workers claim.  May the pilot rest in peace!


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Wherever my plane was refueled at an airport, after it was done I climbed up, opened the gas cap and stuck my finger in to give it a sniff. I made sure it was gas and not Jet A, 


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2 hours ago, Bobsk8 said:

Wherever my plane was refueled at an airport, after it was done I climbed up, opened the gas cap and stuck my finger in to give it a sniff. I made sure it was gas and not Jet A, 

If they had put Jet A in your gas plane, how difficult would it have been to siphon out the Jet A?  Does it require any flushing or cleaning of the tanks/fuel system?   Or can they simply siphon out the Jet A, put gas/100LL in, and go?


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1 hour ago, Mace said:

If they had put Jet A in your gas plane, how difficult would it have been to siphon out the Jet A?  Does it require any flushing or cleaning of the tanks/fuel system?   Or can they simply siphon out the Jet A, put gas/100LL in, and go?

I think a trip to the Maintenance hangar would be necessary. I would hate to find out at 150 ft AGL, when the prop stops turning, that there was still Jet A in the fuel lines. 

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The fuel caps should have had the fuel type embossed on them. The preflight and sump drains should have been a clue too. 

Regardless of the obvious mistakes, I feel for his family and patients. 


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