NTSB Identification: SEA89LA004.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37266.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 01, 1988 in BELLINGHAM, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N2068Q
Injuries: 2 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.

DRG THE INITIAL CLIMB AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENG LOST POWER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED DRG AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A ROUGH FIELD NORTHWEST OF THE ARPT. A POST-ACDNT ENG RUN-UP WAS MADE WITH A CLUB PROP INSTALLED. THE ENG OPERATED NORMALLY TO 1500 RPM WITH NO DISCREPANCIES NOTED. HOWEVER, A VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE FUEL LINES REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF A SMALL/FLAT PIECE OF RUBBER IN THE FUEL DISTRIBUTOR. THE PIECE OF RUBBER HAD THE APPEARANCE OF HAVING BEEN INDUCED WHEN A METAL CONNECTOR WAS INSERTED IN A HOSE DRG MAINTENANCE. THIS WAS THE 2ND FLT AFTER FUEL LINE MAINTENANCE.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..FOREIGN OBJECT

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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