NTSB Identification: CHI89DEV03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37518.
Accident occurred Monday, November 14, 1988 in LANE, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: RYAN NAVION, registration: N91411
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

AIRPLANE LANDED IN A PLOWED FIELD AFTER LOSING POWER DURING INITIAL CLIMB. THE FLIGHT PURPOSE WAS TO ACCOMPLISH A BIENNIAL FLIGHT REVIEW. THE LANDING GEAR FAILED AFTER DIGGING INTO THE SOFT DIRT OF THE PLOWED FIELD. DURING THE INVESTIGATION THE ACFT OWNER SAID THAT THE ACFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AND THE FUEL ON BOARD HAD BEEN LOW FOR THE STATIC PERIOD. THE POWERPLANT HAD NO DISCREPANCIES EXCEPT WATER IN THE FUEL LINE AND THE CARBURETOR.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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