NTSB Identification: MKC85LA143
Accident occurred Saturday, June 29, 1985 in GENTRY, MO
Aircraft: SHINDLER SPECIAL GREAT LAKES, registration: N8727
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 BECAME DISORIENTED ON A CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT FROM MANHATTAN, KANSAS, TO MARYSVILLE, MISSOURI. FLYING OFF COURSE FOR A SHORT TIME, THE PLT REGAINED HIS DIRECTIONS TO HIS FUELING STOP. WHILE RETURNING TO HIS INTENDED FUEL STOP THE ACFT ENG STOPPED AND A FORCED LANDING TO A BEAN FIELD WAS ACCOMPLISHED. THE ENSUING LANDING IN THE FIELD FLIPPED THE ACFT INVERTED. INSPECTION OF THE FUEL TANKS REVEALED NO QUANTITY OF FUEL IN THE FUEL SYSTEM.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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