NTSB Identification: FTW86FRA11.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31215.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 03, 1986 in LIBERTY, TX
Aircraft: Thorp Aero, Inc. 211, registration: N29754
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A DITCH WHICH SHEARED THE NOSE GEAR DURING A FORCED LANDING. THE PLT SAID HE HAD ONLY FLOWN ABOUT 30 MINUTES SINCE REFUELING AND SUSPECTED A FUEL PROBLEM. HE STATED THAT HE HAD CHECKED FOR WATER & CONTAMINENTS DURING PRE-FLT BUT FOUND NONE. AFTER THE ENG SUDDENLY QUIT IN FLT HE UNSUCCESSFULLY USED HEAT AND CHECKED IGNITION (MAGS ON), IN AN ATTEMPT TO RESTART THE ENG. DURING FORCED LANDING IN A HAY FIELD THE ACFT STRUCK A DITCH.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED



Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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