Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Harbet Airport

Higginsville, Missouri 64037
Monday, August 30, 1982 19:30 CDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
WHILE ATTEMPTING A POWER-OFF LANDING AT A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP, THE PILOT ADDED POWER FOR A GO-AROUND. THE ENGINE SPUTTERED, LOST POWER AND THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A TERRACED AREA. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. WATER WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL IN THE LEFT TANK AND IN THE FUEL GASCULATOR. WHEN THE WATER WAS REMOVED THE ENGINE RAN NORMALLY. NO WATER WAS FOUND IN THE RIGHT TANK.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date8/30/1982 
Event Day of the WeekMonday 
Time of Event1930 
Event Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time 
Event CityHIGGINSVILLE  
Event StateMISSOURI 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site64037  
Event Date Year1982 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location AirportHARBET  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID2MOO 
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 sourceUnknown 
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 CeilingUnknown 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)80 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Calm 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryMinor 
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)1616 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information  
Date of most recent change to recordDec 18 2002 11:28AM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\GIUV  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN6914D 
NTSB NumberMKC82DA167  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NamePIPER  
Aircraft ModelPA-22-150  
Aircraft Series IdentifierPA-22-150  
Aircraft Serial Number22-4841  
Certified Max Gross Weight1950 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassUnknown 
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 InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours2426 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameGEORGE W. HURLESS  
Aircraft Owner Street AddressROUTE 1, BOX 110-B  
Aircraft Owner CityODESSA  
Aircraft Owner StateMO 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode64076  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameGEORGE W. HURLESS  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street AddressROUTE 1, BOX 110-B  
Operator CityODESSA  
Operator StateMO 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code64076  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
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 EventYes 
Departure Airport Code2MOO 
Departure CityHIGGINSVILLE  
Departure StateMO 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1905 
Departure Time Zone  
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code2MOO 
Destination CityHIGGINSVILLE  
Destination StateMO 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordSep 18 2002 4:50PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location28  
Runway Length2300 
Runway Width100 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--