NTSB Identification: MKC89LA008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37282.
Accident occurred Friday, October 21, 1988 in CARTHAGE, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: DAVIS TRI-Q-200, registration: N800Q
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.

DRG THE 2ND FLT OF THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HOME BUILT ACFT, THE ENG BEGAN TO LOSE POWER SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PLT REENTERED THE PATTERN FOR A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING, BUT MISJUDGED THE APCH & HAD TO GO AROUND. DRG THE NEXT APCH, THE ENG LOST POWER COMPLETELY. AN EMERG LNDG WAS MADE ON THE ARPT, BUT AT AN ANGLE TO THE RWYS. DRG THE LNDG, THE ACFT CONTACTED TERRAIN APRX 13 FT LEFT OF RWY 21, THEN SLID ACROSS RWY 21 & STOPPED BEFORE REACHING RWY 35. A POST ACDNT EXAM REVEALED THERE WAS FIBERGLASS IN THE FUEL LINE WHICH RESULTED IN FUEL STARVATION. THE ACFT HAD A FIBERGLASS FUEL TANK.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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:

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..MANUFACTURER


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)



Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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