NTSB Identification: SEA88LA110.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35991.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 14, 1988 in BREMERTON, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: AERONCA O58B, registration: N49203
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.

DURING CRUISE, ENG LOST POWER. PLT ATTEMPTED TO RESTORE POWER WITH NO SUCCESS; ENG POWER WAS SURGING BUT LESS THAN ENOUGH TO SUSTAIN FLIGHT. FORCED LANDING WAS EXECUTED INTO ROUGH TERRAIN. INSPECTION REVEALED FUEL SELECTOR DETERIORATED BY AGE AND USE. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND IN A PARTIAL ON POSITION. THIS POSITION ALLOWED ONLY A LIMITED FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE.

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..WORN

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