NTSB Identification: SEA93LA175.
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Accident occurred Thursday, August 12, 1993 in NEPHI, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/01/1994
Aircraft: EKINS PROTECH PT2C PROSTAR, registration: N123EK
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED FOLLOWING A TOUCH AND GO LANDING. THE PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING, REPORTING POOR BRAKING ON THE WET TERRAIN. THE MAIN LANDING GEAR SEPARATED AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER WHEN IT ROLLED THROUGH A CONCRETE DRAINAGE CULVERT. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION BY AN FAA INSPECTOR REVEALED FUEL CONTAMINATION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT INSPECTION WHICH RESULTED IN LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO FUEL CONTAMINATION. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE WET LANDING SURFACE AND TERRAIN CONDITION - DITCH. Full narrative available
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