NTSB Identification: NYC86FHM01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32851.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 08, 1986 in GOSHEN, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N6795Z
Injuries: 1 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.

A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER WAS EXPERIENCED DURING TAKEOFF. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE AND A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN AN OPEN FIELD. THE NOSE GEAR DUG INTO SOFT TERRAIN AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE ACFT REVEALED WATER IN THE CARBURETOR.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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