NTSB Identification: CHI93IA068.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 52113.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Friday, January 08, 1993 in DETROIT, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/03/1993
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-8-102, registration: N826MA
Injuries: 9 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

AS THE AIRPLANE CLIMBED THROUGH ABOUT 200 FEET DURING DEPARTURE, THE LEFT ENGINE QUIT. THE FLIGHT CREW PERFORMED EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. POSTACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE FUEL TRANSFER TUBES LOOSENED AND SEPARATED FROM THEIR SLEEVES, WHICH ALLOWED FUEL TO BE DISCHARGED IN THE NACELLE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

THE MANUFACTURER'S INADEQUATE DESIGN OF THE FUEL TRANSFER TUBE SYSTEM, WHICH LOOSENED/DISCONNECTED DURING ENGINE OPERATION.

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