NTSB Identification: MKC86LA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31207.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 29, 1986 in LYTTON, IA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N6167D
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 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 ACFT WAS DEPARTING FROM A 2,500 FT LONG, GRASS, FARM STRIP. THE PLT SAID HE NOTICED AFTER TAKE OFF THAT THE ENG WAS NOT DEVELOPING FULL POWER AND HE COULD NOT MAINTAIN ALT. HE ATTEMPTED TO LAND IN AN ADJACENT FLD, BUT THE GROUND WAS SOFT AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING THE LANDING ROLL. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A MECHANICAL FAILURE/MALFUNCTION. THE ACFT WAS LAST FUELED FROM A FARM TANK ABOUT 6 MONTHS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..IMPROPER

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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

AIRCRAFT SERVICE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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