NTSB Identification: LAX90DUG09.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42352.
Accident occurred Friday, August 31, 1990 in CHINO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: MILES ATWOOD 1, registration: N225YY
Injuries: 1 Minor.

THE PILOT OF AN EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT LOST ENGINE POWER SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AND CRASHED INTO A FIELD. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE FUEL OUTLET LINE FROM THE ENGINE DRIVEN FUEL PUMP WAS BROKEN. THE FUEL PUMP WAS EXAMINED AND THERE WAS NO APPARENT DAMAGE TO THE GEARS OR RELIEF VALVE AND THERE WAS NO DEBRIS IN THE PUMP.

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

LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO A FUEL LINE SEPARATION.

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