NTSB Identification: FTW88LA068.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37801.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 21, 1988 in FORT WORTH, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N3524P
Injuries: 2 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.

THE FLT WAS CRUISING AT 2,000 FT MSL WHEN THE ENG LOST PWR. THE STUDENT PLT CHANGED FUEL TANKS AND THE ENGINE REGAINED PWR FOR ABOUT 20 SEC THEN AGAIN LOST PWR. DURING THE FORCED LANDING THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE AND NOSED OVER. EXAMINATION OF THE ENG BY AN FAA INSPECTOR REVEALED THAT THE CARBURETOR FLOAT, WHICH WAS MADE OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL, RUBBED AGAINST THE SIDE OF THE CARB BOWL AND FUEL TO THE ENG WAS CUT OFF.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR FLOAT..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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