NTSB Identification: NYC92LA179.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47499.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 19, 1992 in PADUCAH, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/14/1993
Aircraft: BENSON-CALLAWAY B-80, registration: N852DC
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A CORN FIELD. THE PILOT SAID, 'FUEL STARVATION DUE TO CONTAMINATION IN FUEL LINES-POWER LOSS-LANDED IN 12' TALL CORN FIELD.' THE FAA DID NOT RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF THE ACCIDENT UNTIL SEVEN DAYS AFTER THE OCCURRANCE. WHEN THE FAA INSPECTORS ARRIVED AT THE AIRPORT WHERE THE WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED, THE GYROPLANE WAS BEING REBUILT AND NO DETERMINATION OF THE ENGINE FAILURE WAS POSSIBLE.

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

THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS RESULTING IN A FORCED LANDING ON UNSUITABLE TERRAIN.

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