NTSB Identification: CHI86FEP04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32350.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 20, 1986 in WISCONSIN RAPID, WI
Aircraft: DAY SKYBOLT DB, registration: N23DA
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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.

THE PLT THOUGHT HE HAD SUFFICIENT FUEL FOR A 'SHORT TRIP AROUND THE PATTERN.' HOWEVER, SHORTLY AFTER TAKING OFF FROM RWY 29, THE ENG BEGAN TO LOSE POWER. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO LAND ON RWY 2, BUT ALL POWER WAS LOST & HE WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE RWY. HE LANDED THE ACFT IN A SHALLOW LAKE (IN APRX 5 FT OF WATER) & WADED ASHORE WITH HIS 4 YR OLD PASSENGER. ONLY 1 INCH OF FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL TANK & ONLY 8 DROPS OF FUEL WERE FOUND IN THE FUEL STRAINER BOWL.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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