NTSB Identification: FTW88LA095.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35685.
Accident occurred Monday, May 02, 1988 in PIPE CREEK, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: GLOBE GC-1B, registration: N80799
Injuries: 1 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.
SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE STARTED RUNNING ROUGH. THE PILOT SAID HE THOUGHT HE COULD MAKE THE AIRPORT AND TURNED TOWARD IT. JUST SHORT OF THE AIRPORT, THE ENGINE QUIT COMPLETELY. THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO GET TO THE AIRPORT BUT CROSSWAYS TO THE RUNWAY. WHILE ATTEMPTING ALIGNMENT, THE RIGHT WING TIP TOUCHED THE GROUND. THE RIGHT GEAR STRUT FAILED AND THE LEFT GEARBOX BROKE OUT OF THE WING. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED A FAILED ENGINE DRIVEN FUEL PUMP.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..FAILURE,TOTAL
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