NTSB Identification: CHI92DTG02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47468.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 13, 1992 in BISBEE, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1993
Aircraft: CALLAIR A9B, registration: N7761V
Injuries: 1 Minor.

THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DURING THE PULL-UP FOR A REVERSAL TURN IN AN AERIAL APPLICATION MANEUVER. PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD, AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER DURING LANDING ROLLOUT. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS IN THE RIGHT TANK POSITION. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE RIGHT FUEL TANK VENT WAS COMPLETELY BLOCKED BY AN INSECT'S NEST.

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

THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO FUEL STARVATION RESULTING FROM THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT INSPECTION.

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