NTSB Identification: CHI85FA269.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28859.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 07, 1985 in FARIBAULT, MN
Aircraft: CHAMBERLAIN VIKING DRAGONFLY, registration: N59BC
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 TREES AND BURST INTO FLAMES DURING A FORCED LANDING. ON THE PLT'S SECOND RADIO CONTACT WITH FARIBAULT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT UNICOM HE DECLARED, 'I HAVE ENGINE FAILURE. I'M GOING DOWN IN A CORN FIELD.' POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE WRECKAGE DISCLOSED LARGE QUANTITIES OF RUST AND DEBRIS IN THE FUEL STRAINER BOWL. THE CARBURETOR ALSO CONTAINED CORROSION AND FOREIGN DEBRIS IN THE CASE.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SCREEN..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,FILTER..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..CONTAMINATION

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