NTSB Identification: FTW88LA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38447.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 25, 1988 in TEMPLE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N8979S
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.

AFTER THE DESCENT, THE PILOT APPLIED POWER AND THE ENGINE STARTED RUNNING ROUGH. THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO GET THE ENGINE RUNNING AT FULL POWER WITHIN SEVERAL MINUTES BUT IT QUIT COMPLETELY APPROXIMATELY 3 TO 4 MILES FROM THE AIRPORT. THE AIRPLANE WAS LANDED IN TALL GRASS AND FLIPPED FORWARD TO THE INVERTED POSITION. INSPECTION INDICATED FUEL IN THE SYSTEM BUT FUEL IN THE FILTER BOWL WAS CONTAMINATED WITH A FIBER MATERIAL THAT WAS STOPPING THE FUEL FLOW. THE COMPOSITE FLOAT IN THE CARBURETOR WAS ALSO DETERIORATED AND WAS CREATING A RESTRICTION TO THE FUEL FLOW.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FILTER..CONTAMINATION

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR FLOAT..DETERIORATED

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