NTSB Identification: CHI88DEM07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36977.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 16, 1988 in BATTLECREEK, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: SILLIMAN HATZ CB-1, registration: N24DS
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

WHILE ATTEMPTING TO EXECUTE A FORCED LANDING DUE TO AN ENGINE FAILURE, THE PILOT MISJUDGED HIS EMERGENCY PROCEDURE AND COLLIDED WITH TREES THEN THE GND DURING THE DESCENT TO THE FAIRWAY HE HAD SELECTED FOR LANDING. THE ENGINE FAILURE WAS DUE TO FUEL STARVATION CAUSED BY A FUEL VENT LINE WHICH WAS CRIMPED CLOSED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,VENT..DISTORTED

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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