NTSB Identification: FTW90DPJ10.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42935.
Accident occurred Friday, August 03, 1990 in BRISTOW, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1992
Aircraft: HOMEBUILT MIDGET MUSTANG M1, registration: N40PW
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

AFTER TAKEOFF AND AT AN ALTITUDE OF APPROXIMATELY 200 FEET AGL, THE ENGINE BEGAN TO LOSE POWER. POWER CONTINUED TO DECAY AND THE PILOT INITIATED A LEFT TURN TO RETURN FOR LANDING ON RUNWAY 35. AS POWER CONTINUED TO DECREASE THE PILOT REALIZED THAT HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE HIS TURN SUFFICIENTLY TO ALIGN WITH THE RUNWAY. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE AND THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A DEPRESSION BETWEEN THE RUNWAY AND TAXIWAY. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, A FUEL LINE SEPARATED FROM A 'T' FITTING IN THE FUEL VENT SYSTEM, CAUSING THE POWER LOSS.

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

FUEL STARVATION INDUCED POWER LOSS, A COMPROMISED FUEL VENT SYSTEM, AND IMPROPER INSTALLATION OF THE PLUMBING IN THE FUEL VENT SYSTEM.

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