NTSB Identification: CHI94LA160.
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Accident occurred Saturday, May 14, 1994 in PLAINFIELD, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 175, registration: N7678M
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT WAS DOING LOCAL PATTERN WORK PRACTICING TOUCH-AND-GO LANDINGS. THE ENGINE QUIT DURING CLIMBOUT AFTER SEVERAL LANDINGS. THE PILOT MADE AN OFF-AIRPORT FORCED LANDING. THE AIRPLANE NOSED-OVER DURING LANDING. THE CARBURETOR BOWL WAS FOUND TO CONTAIN A MIXTURE OF FUEL AND WATER. WATER WAS ALSO FOUND IN THE RIGHT FUEL TANK.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

fuel contamination (water), and inadequate aircraft preflight inspection.

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