NTSB Identification: DEN85LA147.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27684.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 02, 1985 in MICHIGAN, ND
Aircraft: Intermountain Mfg. (IMCO) CALLAIR A-9, registration: N3569G
Injuries: 1 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 PLT ELECTED TO FLY THE NEWLY PURCHASED ACFT AROUND THE AIRSTRIP TO TEST THE SPRAY SYS. SHORTLY AFTER TAKING OFF, THE ENG STOPPED RUNNING WHILE THE ACFT WAS OVER A SLOUGH. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO GLIDE THE ACFT TO SUITABLE TERRAIN, & SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A LANDING IN AN AREA OF MUD & WATER. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENG HAD STOPPED AFTER THE FUEL LOW PRESSURE LIGHT HAD ILLUMINATED. IN AN INTERVIEW, HE SAID THE FUEL TANKS WERE 1/4 FULL. LATER, HE ESTIMATED THERE WAS 10 TO 12 GAL ON BOARD. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. THE PLT DID NOT POSSESS A CURRENT MEDICAL OR PLT CERTIFICATE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION
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