NTSB Identification: CHI86FEP03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32349.
Accident occurred Friday, April 11, 1986 in KENOSHA, WI
Aircraft: STEINORTH EXTRA LONG EZ, registration: N123AE
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
DURING AN APCH TO LAND, THE ENG OF THE HOME BUILT ACFT LOST POWER. THE PLT TRIED TO RESTART THE ENG BY USING THE IGNITION SWITCH, BUT WAS UNABLE. HE TURNED TO LAND IN A PASTURE, BUT THE ACFT HIT AN ELECTRICAL WIRE & CAME TO REST IN A ROW OF TREES. THE PLT RPRTD THAT HE TOOK OFF WITH FUEL IN BOTH TANKS, BUT ONLY USED FUEL FROM THE LEFT TANK. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT AFTER THE ACDNT REVEALED THE LEFT TANK WAS EMPTY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
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