NTSB Identification: MKC88LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36976.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 17, 1988 in HOLDREGE, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: Eagle Aircraft Co. DW-1, registration: N8806B
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 PLT SAID THAT AFTER COMPLETING A SPRAYING OPERATION AND DEPLETING HIS CHEMICAL LOAD, HE FLEW TO A NEAR-BY FARM FIELD TO CHECK IT OVER. ENROUTE, THE ENGINE QUIT, AND ATTEMPTS TO RESTART IT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. AN EMERGENCY LDG WAS ATTEMPTED IN A PLOWED FARM FIELD. DURING THE ROLLOUT, THE ACFT NOSED OVER, DUE TO THE SOFT, MUDDY CONDITIONS. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION AND ENGINE RUN-UP, INDICATED THE ENGINE QUIT DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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