NTSB Identification: SEA95LA164.
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Accident occurred Friday, July 28, 1995 in DEER PARK, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1996
Aircraft: STINSON 108-2, registration: N40191
Injuries: 2 Serious.
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THE PILOT STATED HE WAS CIRCLING THE PASSENGER'S HOUSE AT ABOUT 800 FT WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO ADD POWER, BUT THE ENGINE DID NOT RESPOND. HE COULD NOT GET THE ENGINE TO RESTART, AND ATTEMPTED A FORCED LANDING TO THE 1,300-FT AIRSTRIP IN THE PASSENGER'S FIELD. THE PASSENGER STATED THAT THE PILOT TRIED TO DO A FORCED WHEEL-LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT CROSSED THE THRESHOLD BETWEEN 70 TO 80 MPH, AND MOMENTARILY TOUCHED DOWN ON THE MAIN GEAR ABOUT 200 FEET DOWN THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT THEN BOUNCED ABOUT 30 FEET INTO THE AIR, AND CAME DOWN HARD ON THE MAIN GEAR ABOUT HALF WAY DOWN THE RUNWAY, COLLAPSING THE MAIN GEAR. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE ALWAYS MAKES FULL-STALL LANDINGS IN THE STINSON, AND DOES NOT FEEL THAT HE IS PROFICIENT AT WHEEL-LANDINGS. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE AND ENGINE DID NOT REVEAL ANY PRECRASH DISCREPANCIES.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS. A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOT'S LACK OF PROFICIENCY IN WHEEL-LANDINGS. Full narrative available
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