NTSB Identification: MKC83LA082.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20249.
Accident occurred Monday, March 28, 1983 in ANTHONY, KS
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N8547L
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 AIRCRAFT CRASHED DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER ENGINE FAILURE. IT WAS DETERMINED DURING INSPECTION AFTER THE ACCIDENT THAT THE FUEL REMAINING IN THE AIRCRAFT WAS MOSTLY WATER. THE PILOT DURING PREFLIGHT HAD DRAINED THE FUEL SUMPS AND DID NOT FIND ANY WATER. THE ENGINE WAS RUN FOR 30 MINUTES ON THE GROUND AND 1 1/2 HOURS IN THE AIR BEFORE STOPPING. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE SUPPLY SOURCE TO BE EQUIPED WITH FILTERS THAT WILL NOT ALLOW THE FLOW OF WATER THROUGH THEIR SERVICE HOSES. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN PARKED IN THE RAIN FOR TWO DAYS PRIOR TO THIS FLIGHT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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