NTSB Identification: CHI90LA253.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42087.
Accident occurred Friday, August 31, 1990 in LOGANSPORT, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA25-235, registration: N7330Z
Injuries: 1 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 ACCIDENT AIRPLANE PERFORMED A FORCED LANDING IN A CORN FIELD AFTER RUNNING OUT OF FUEL DURING A PERSONAL FLIGHT. THE AIRPLANE WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED DURING THE OFF-AIRPORT LANDING ALTHOUGH THE COMMERCIAL INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT WAS NOT INJURED. DURING A POST ACCIDENT INTERVIEW WITH FAA INSPECTORS, THE PILOT STATED THAT HE RAN OUT OF FUEL.

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

THE ENGINE FAILED DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PRESENCE OF STANDING CORN IN THE TOUCHDOWN AREA WAS A FACTOR.

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