NTSB Identification: NYC83LA139.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21145.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 12, 1983 in AUBURN, NY
Aircraft: AERONCA 65-LB, registration: N31772
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE WAS EN ROUTE WHEN THE ENG LOST POWER. HE MANEUVERED FOR A FORCED LANDING IN A NEARBY HAY/CORN FIELD. DURING THE FLARE, THE ENG REGAINED POWER MOMENTARILY & LIFTED ABOUT 50 FT. AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED WIND GUSTS, TURNED TO THE LEFT & CRASHED IN A CORN FIELD. IMPACT OCCURRED IN ABOUT A 45 DEG LEFT BANK. THE PLT REPORTED THE WX AS CLEAR, VISIBILITY 7 MI, WIND FROM 270 DEG AT 12 GUSTING 17 KTS, TEMP 82 DEG, DEW POINT 80 DEG. HE ALSO REPORTED THAT HE TOOK OFF AT 1300 EDT WITH 13 GAL OF FUEL ON BOARD.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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