NTSB Identification: LAX88LA239.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36953.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 29, 1988 in HEALDSBURG, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 206F, registration: N33284
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

JUST AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENGINE LOST POWER. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A FIELD WHERE THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH ROUGH TERRAIN. INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED EVIDENCE OF CORROSION IN THE MAIN FUEL SUMP BOWL AND ON THE FUEL INJECTION THROTTLE BODY FUEL SCREEN. THE MAIN FUEL SUMP BOWL SCREEN WAS DAMAGED AND INSTALLED UPSIDE DOWN. THERE WERE NO OTHER NOTED MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS.

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,SCREEN..IMPROPER


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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