NTSB Identification: DEN89LA012.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37927.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 1988 in PUEBLO, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: N102EC
Injuries: 2 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 COMMERCIAL PLT & HIS PVT PLT WIFE WERE FLYING X-COUNTRY ON VACATION. WHILE EN ROUTE, THE ENG BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH & LOST POWER. DRG AN EMERGENCY DSCNT, THE PLT RESTARTED THE ENG & INITIATED A CLIMB TO SELECT A BETTER LNDG SITE, BUT THE ENG LOST POWER AGAIN. EFFORTS TO RESTART THE ENG A 2ND TIME FAILED. AN EMERGENCY LNDG WAS MADE TO THE WEST ON A GRAVEL ROAD WITH A GUSTY X-WIND FROM THE NORTH. THE PLT RPRTD THAT DRG THE LNDG ROLL, HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL & THE PLANE WENT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT CROSSED A DITCH & WAS DAMAGED. DRG A POST ACDNT INSPN, NO FUEL WASFOUND IN THE RIGHT TANK & LESS THAN 2 QUARTS WAS REMAINING IN THE LEFT TANK. DRG AN OPNL CHECK OF THE ENG, IT STARTED & RAN NORMALLY.

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

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

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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