NTSB Identification: FTW86LA173.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31581.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 30, 1986 in ABBEVILLE, LA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160, registration: N3050Z
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 PVT PLT TOOK OFF ON A PLEASURE FLT WITH 1 PAX ON BOARD. DRG THE INITIAL CLIMB, THE ENG LOST POWER AT ABOUT 300 FT AGL. THE PLT THEN TURNED DOWNWIND & SUBSEQUENTLY MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A SUGAR CANE FIELD ADJACENT TO THE ARPT. DRG THE LANDING, THE ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. AN EXAM OF THE ENG REVEALED THERE WAS 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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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