NTSB Identification: MKC83LA192.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21504.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 14, 1983 in OXFORD, IA
Aircraft: BURNETT SONERAI 2, registration: N65MB
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.

AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PLT TURNED TO A X-WIND LEG OF THE TRAFFIC PATTERN & THEN THE ENGINE LOST POWER. HE MADE A FORCED LANDING IN AN OAT FIELD, BUT REPORTED THAT DURING THE APPROACH, HE MISJUDGED HIS HEIGHT & DID NOT FLARE IN TIME. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT LANDED HARD, THE GEAR COLLAPSED & THE PLANE NOSED OVER. DIRT WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR & FIREWALL FUEL FILTER. ALSO, A FIBROUS MATERIAL WAS FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR MIXTURE CONTROL PASSAGE. THE HOME BUILT ACFT HAD A TOTAL FLT TIME OF 119 HRS.

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD

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