NTSB Identification: CHI93DEP03.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, August 04, 1993 in GREEN BAY, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/25/1994
Aircraft: KIT FOX IV, registration: N127RF
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE AMATUER BUILT AIRPLANE SUSTAINED A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT. DURING THE FORCED LANDING THE AIRPLANE SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. A POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT A FUEL SYSTEM SCREEN WAS BLOCKED WITH A SUBSTANCE THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND STATED WAS A SEALING COMPOUND HE HAD USED IN THE FUEL TANK. THE PILOT STATED HE DID NOT REMOVE THE FUEL SCREEN WHILE PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON THE FUEL SYSTEM.

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

the improper modification of the fuel system by the pilot-in-command. A factor was bockage of the fuel system screen.

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