NTSB Identification: MKC88LA131.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37708.
Accident occurred Monday, July 18, 1988 in SWIFTON, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: ROCKWELL S2R, registration: N8441V
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 PIC WAS CONDUCTING AG-SPRAY MANEUVERS DISPENSING LIQUID FERTILIZER TO RICE. DURING A PROCEDURE TURN TO RETURN TO THE FIELD THE ENG QUIT. THE PIC CHOSE AN OPEN FIELD ABT 60 DEGREES TO HIS RT TO LAND THE AIRCRAFT. THE FIELD WAS WET, SOFT AND ROUGH. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN, ROLLED A SHORT DISTANCE AND FLIPPED INVERTED. ENG FAILURE WAS LINKED TO A DETERIORATING CARBURETOR FLOAT SEAT, WHICH WAS ALSO CONTAMINATING THE FUEL SYSTEM WITH METALLIC DEBRIS. THE PIC WAS USING A MIXTURE OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL TO OPERATE HIS AIRCRAFT.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR FLOAT..DISINTEGRATED

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:

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR FLOAT..LOOSE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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