NTSB Identification: ANC88LA143.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37301.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 18, 1988 in CORDOVA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: MAULE M-4, registration: N2044U
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.

WHILE ON BASE LEG TO THE AIRPORT, THE ENGINE STOPPED PRODUCING POWER FORCING THE PILOT TO LAND THE AIRPLANE ON THE TUNDRA SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. UPON LANDING THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER. SUBSEQUENT EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE SHOWED WATER IN THE CARBURETOR. THE WATER WAS DRAINED AND THE ENGINE STARTED AND OPERATED NORMALLY. THE PIC STATED THAT HE LAST REFUELED HIS ACFT 1 WEEK EARLIER FROM HIS OWN FUEL TANK THAT WAS EQUIPPED WITH AN AQUACON GO-NO-GO FILTER.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT SERVICE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..TUNDRA

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