NTSB Identification: FTW83LA309.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23733.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 29, 1983 in ELK CITY, OK
Aircraft: Ercoupe (Eng & Research Corp.) 415-C, registration: N93624
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.

THE ACFT LANDED SHORT OF THE RWY DURING A NIGHT LANDING FOLLOWING A X-COUNTRY. THE PLT STATED THAT HE WAS ON THE APPROACH TO LAND AND ATTEMPTED TO ADD POWER. THE ENGINE SPUTTERED WITHOUT AN INCREASE IN POWER. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN 5 FT SHORT OF THE RWY COLLAPSING THE NOSE GEAR. IN CHECKING THE FUEL AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE PLT FOUND WATER IN THE FUEL. HE HAD REFUELED ABOUT ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. ACFT SERVICED AT THE SAME FACILITY BEFORE AND AFTER THE ACCIDENT ACFT EXPERIENCED NO POWER LOSSES.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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