NTSB Identification: MKC88LA141.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37040.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 28, 1988 in O'KEAN, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: ROCKWELL S2R, registration: N3665X
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.

WHILE PERFORMING AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION, THE PLT SAID HE EXPERIENCED A TOTAL POWERPLANT FAILURE. HE ATTEMPTED AN EMERGENCY LDG IN A CULTIVATED RICE FIELD. DURING THE LDG ATTEMPT, THE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE PROPELLER, LANDING GEAR AND WING. AUTOMOTIVE FUEL WAS BEING USED. AN FAA STUDY PREDICTS VAPOR LOCK DURING HIGH OUTSIDE TEMPS, HIGH VOLATILITY (AUTO GAS), AND HIGH ENGINE TEMPS.

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:

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL GRADE..IMPROPER


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM..OVERTEMPERATURE

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