NTSB Identification: CHI80FET20
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: AERONCA 65C, registration: N23547

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1055  80/7/15    FT.WAYNE,IN         AERONCA 65C         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1941                    N23547              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 37, 990 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            891 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          NEW HAVEN,IN                FT.WAYNE,IN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           COLLIDED WITH: DIRT BANK                                 LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
           POWERPLANT - EXHAUST SYSTEM: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPER/INADEQUATE VENTING
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: IMPROPERLY SERVICED AIRCRAFT (OWNER-PILOT)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FUEL GRADE-IMPROPER
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - HIGH TEMPERATURE
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      97
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          260                                                       15
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- AIR INTAKE FOR HEAT MUFF ASSY TAPED OVER.MAIN FUEL LINE LOCATED ADJ HEAT MUFF-VAPOR LOCK.AUTO FUEL

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