NTSB Identification: CHI96LA189.
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Accident occurred Sunday, June 02, 1996 in GREENVILLE, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/03/1996
Aircraft: Luscombe 8A, registration: N2887K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
During the takeoff portion of a touch and go landing, the engine suddenly stopped running. The pilot made a forced landing on airport property, but the airplane nosed over during the landing. A post-accident inspection revealed the carburetor main metering jet was blocked by a substance similar to Lock Tite.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: foreign material, probably due to improper maintenance, which blocked the main fuel metering jet of the carburetor, and resulted in fuel starvation and loss of engine power. Full narrative available
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