NTSB Identification: MKC87LA160.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35200.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 08, 1987 in CHILLICOTHE, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN NAVION, registration: N8569H
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 FERRYING THE NAVION TO A DISTANT LOCATION TO UNDERGO AN ANNUAL INSP. ABT 20 MIN INTO THE FLT, THE PIC RPTD EXPERIENCING ENG PBLMS. THE PIC WAS ABLE TO FLY TO A NEARBY ARPT FOR A PRECAUTIONARY LNDG. INSTEAD OF MAKING THE LNDG THE PIC WENT AROUND TO GAIN A BETTER ANGLE FOR THE LNDG. WHILE IN THE PATTERN, THE PIC FELT THAT THE ROUGH RUNNING ENG WOULD NOT ALLOW THE ACFT TO REACH THE ARPT AND HE INTENTIONALLY STALLED THE ACFT INTO TREES SHORT OF THE RWY. A SUBSEQUENT INSP OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT THE ENG CARB WAS LEAKING FUEL. EACH TIME THE PIC ADVANCED THE THROTTLE, FUEL LEAKED FM THE CARB RESULTING IN A DEGRADATION OF AVAILABLE ENG PWR. THE PLT WAS NOT RATED AND POSSESSED NO MEDICAL CERTIFICATE.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..LEAK

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..UNQUALIFIED PERSON


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..MISJUDGED..UNQUALIFIED PERSON


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..NOT PERFORMED

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