Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Burlington, Colorado 80807
Thursday, September 3, 1992 10:00 MDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE PILOT WAS TURNING AROUND TO BEGIN ANOTHER SPRAY RUN WHEN THE ENGINE 'SPUTTERED AND STOPPED' AND THE PROPELLER STOPPED. THE PILOT DROPPED FULL FLAPS AND ATTEMPTED A FORCED LANDING ON A PATH BETWEEN TWO FIELDS. THE PILOT INTENTIONALLY STALLED THE AIRPLANE JUST ABOVE A CORN FIELD. THE RIGHT WING DROPPED, STRUCK TALL CORN STALKS, AND THE AIRPLANE CARTWHEELED. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION DISCLOSED THE NO. 1 CONNECTING ROD HAD FRACTURED, KNOCKING A HOLE IN THE CRANKCASE.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
FRACTURED CONNECTING ROD. A FACTOR WAS: THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR THE FORCED LANDING.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date9/3/1992 
Event Day of the WeekThursday 
Time of Event1000 
Event Time ZoneMountain Daylight Time 
Event CityBURLINGTON  
Event StateCOLORADO 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site80807  
Event Date Year1992 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location Airport  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 50 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)24 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-18 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)360 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)2141 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateSep 3 1992 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1230 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information46931 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 11 2000 3:18PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN8041V 
NTSB NumberDEN92LA090  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 137: Agricultural 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageDestroyed 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA  
Aircraft ModelA188  
Aircraft Series IdentifierA188  
Aircraft Serial Number188-0291  
Certified Max Gross Weight4000 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionOct 12 1991 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection150 
Airframe Hours2218 
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameWOOD, RONALD C.  
Aircraft Owner Street AddressRR 2, BOX 288  
Aircraft Owner CityLAKE CITY  
Aircraft Owner StateAR 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode72437  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameSEELOHOFF, RON  
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street AddressBOX 242  
Operator CityBURLINGTON  
Operator StateCO 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code80807  
Operator CodeZKCG 
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or notUnknown 
Indicates Domestic or International FlightUnknown 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/MailUnknown 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Aerial Application 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport Code5C0  
Departure CityBURLINGTON  
Departure StateCO 
Departure Country  
Departure Time930 
Departure Time ZoneMDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code5C0  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:35AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--