NTSB Identification: FTW94LA249.
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Accident occurred Thursday, July 21, 1994 in ARCHER CITY, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N2260V
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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WHILE ON INITIAL CLIMB, THE ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH AND ULTIMATELY EXPERIENCED A TOTAL POWER LOSS AT APPROXIMATELY 500 FEET AGL. THE PILOT LANDED THE AIRPLANE IN A SOFT FIELD; THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER AND CAME TO REST INVERTED. SOIL WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE SAME TYPE OF SOIL WAS ALSO FOUND IN THE OPEN CONTAINERS THAT THE AIRPLANE HAD RECENTLY BEEN REFUELED FROM.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FUEL CONTAMINATION INDUCED POWER LOSS. FACTORS WERE THE IMPROPER REFUELING TECHNIQUES USED BY THE PILOT AND THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN ONTO WHICH A FORCED LANDING COULD BE EXECUTED. Full narrative available
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