NTSB Identification: DEN84LA236.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25481.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 24, 1984 in WEBSTER, ND
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N6749Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PLT STATED THE ENGINE BEGAN TO SPUTTER DURING AN AG FLT. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A WHEAT FIELD DURING WHICH THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE LEFT WING CONTACTED THE GROUND. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE ACFT WAS FUELED FROM AN UNFILTERED 5 GALLON CAN WHICH HAD SAT UNCOVERED IN THE RAIN.AFTER THE ACCIDENT A MECHANIC STATED HE DRAINED '1/2 A POP CAN OF WATER' FROM THE FUEL SUMP.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,TANK..CONTAMINATION

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

FUEL SYSTEM,TANK..WATER

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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