NTSB Identification: FTW88LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35999.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 14, 1988 in CROWLEY, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N3180B
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 ENGINE STOPPED AS A RESULT OF FUEL STARVATION, DUE TO A LARGE AMOUNT OF CONTAMINATION THROUGHOUT THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE SOURCE OF THE CONTAMINATION AND THE LENGTH OF TIME IT HAD BEEN IN THE SYSTEM WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE PILOT WAS NOT IN GLIDING DISTANCE OF AN AIRPORT AND MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A FARM FIELD. THE PLT DID NOT FILE AN ACCIDENT REPORT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL SYSTEM..CONTAMINATION

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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