NTSB Identification: MIA88FA214.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37330.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 05, 1988 in CLEARWATER, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/06/1989
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A, registration: N399AC
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PRIVATE PILOT EXPERIENCED A ROUGH RUNNING ENGINE ON TAKEOFF ROLL AND CONTINUED THE TAKEOFF. AFTER LIFTOFF THE ENGINE FAILED AND HE CRASHED INTO A RESIDENCE. THE ENGINE FUEL CONTROL AND FUEL DIVIDER BLOCK WERE FOUND TO HAVE WATER, RUST AND SAND IN THEM. THE PILOT HAD BEEN TOLD TO HAVE THE FUEL CONTROL AND INJECTION SYSTEM REBUILT 6 DAYS EARLIER WHEN WATER AND SAND WERE FOUND IN THE AIRCRAFT FUEL TANKS AND WAS FLUSHED OUT BY A MECHANIC. AT THAT TIME THE PILOT STATED THAT IF IT CAUSED HIM ANY FUTURE PROBLEMS HE WOULD HAVE THE WORK DONE.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SCREEN..CONTAMINATION

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FUEL FLOW DIVIDER/DISTRIBUTOR..WATER

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FUEL CONTROL..CORRODED

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RESIDENCE

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