NTSB Identification: BFO88LA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37381.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 31, 1988 in DANVILLE, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: ARTHUR ACROSPORT 1, registration: N47TA
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.

THE ACFT WAS ON A PERFORMANCE TEST FLIGHT WHEN A POWER LOSS OCCURRED AT 1100 FT MSL. THE PLT UNSUCCESSFULLY TRIED TO RESTART THE ENGINE AND MADE A FORCED LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED THE RUBBER HOSE VENT LINE WAS OBSTRUCTED WITH TRAPPED FUEL.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL SYSTEM,VENT..BLOCKED(TOTAL)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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