NTSB Identification: MIA89LA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38580.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 25, 1989 in PURVIS, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/28/1991
Aircraft: DYAR KIT FOX, registration: N70396
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 HAD FLOWN THE HOMEBUILT ACFT ABOUT 6 HRS SINCE CONSTRUCTION WAS COMPLETED. HE STATED HE WAS FLYING NEAR A FRIEND'S HOUSE AT ABOUT 100 FT & PULLED UP INTO A CLIMB TO RETURN HOME. WHILE PASSING THRU ABOUT 200 FT, THE ENG 'CHOKED' & HE MADE A 180 DEG TURN TO LAND IN A FIELD. JUST BEFORE LANDING, THE RGT WING STRUCK A TREE & THE ACFT CRASHED. AN EXAM OF THE ENG REVEALED THE REAR PISTON HAD FAILED FOR AN UNDETERMINED REASON.

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

FAILURE OF THE ENGINE'S REAR PISTON. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE PILOT'S LACK OF ALTITUDE FOR A FORCED LANDING AND TREES IN THE EMERGENCY LANDING AREA.

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