Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
John H Hooks Jr. Memorial Airport

Rayville, Louisiana 71269
Monday, March 13, 2000 23:30 CST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The airplane was flying level at 6,000 feet in dark night light conditions when the engine lost power. The pilot declared an emergency and received radar vectors to a nearby airport. During the ensuing forced landing, the pilot observed oil cover the front windscreen and sparks coming from beneath the engine cowling. He moved the mixture control to the idle/cut-off position and secured the engine. The airplane landed short of the airport, struck a fence, and came to rest upright. A review of airframe and engine maintenance records did not reveal any evidence of uncorrected maintenance discrepancies. The reason for the loss of engine power was not determined.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The loss of engine power for an undetermined reason, which resulted in a forced landing. A factor was the dark night light condition.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date3/13/2000 
Event Day of the WeekMonday 
Time of Event2330 
Event Time ZoneCentral Standard Time 
Event CityRAYVILLE  
Event StateLOUISIANA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site71269  
Event Date Year2000 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location AirportJOHN H HOOKS JR. MEMORIAL 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDM79  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation83 
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 ConditionsNight/Dark 
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) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
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 AgencyUnknown 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)325 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateMar 14 2000 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time800 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationIMAGE 
Date of most recent change to recordMar 4 2001 7:07AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN2832W 
NTSB NumberFTW00LA096  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedIFR 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameSiai-Marchetti  
Aircraft ModelS.205/22R  
Aircraft Series IdentifierS.205/22R  
Aircraft Serial Number4-189  
Certified Max Gross Weight2976 
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 gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionMar 8 2000 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection16 
Airframe Hours1940 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameJEFFEREY D. ADAIR  
Aircraft Owner Street Address3029 RISINGER  
Aircraft Owner CitySHREVEPORT  
Aircraft Owner StateLA 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode71119  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
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 not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeMGM  
Departure CityMONTGOMERY  
Departure StateAL 
Departure Country  
Departure Time
Departure Time Zone  
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport CodeSHV  
Destination CitySHREVEPORT  
Destination StateLA 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of Flight-- 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordMar 4 2001 7:07AM 
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--