NTSB Identification: NYC86LA171.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32175.
Accident occurred Friday, June 20, 1986 in BARKHANSTEAD, CT
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N1166B
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 FLIGHT TOOK OFF WITH ABOUT SEVEN GALLONS OF FUEL WITH A SLIGHT TAILWIND. BUT AFTER ABOUT 30 MINUTES OF FLIGHT THE FLIGHT ENCOUNTERED A HEADWIND. THE AIRCRAFT SUFFERED FUEL EXHAUSTION AND THE PILOT EXECUTED A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A FIELD. DURING GROUND ROLL THE MAIN GEAR CONTACTED RUTS AND FOLDED BACK CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION
PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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