NTSB Identification: FTW87FA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32187.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 24, 1987 in RIO VISTA, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N8033F
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

PRIVATE PILOT OF CESSNA 150K EXPERIENCED PARTIAL POWER LOSS AFTER DEPARTING PRIVATE STRIP NEAR RIO VISTA, TX. PILOT ATTEMPTED TO RETURN FOR LANDING. AFTER TAKE OFF HE WAS UNABLLE TO SUSTAIN CLIMB. AIRCRAFT HIT UTILITY POLE, AIRCRAFT CONTROL WAS LOST AND IMPACTED THE GROUND. FUEL SYSTEM WAS CONTAMINATED WITH PAPTER TOWEL MATERIA AND LEAVES RESTRICTING FUEL FLOW TO ENGINE. ANNUAL INSPECTION WAS COMPLETED ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT. ANNUAL INSPECTION HAD NOT BEEN SIGNED OFF IN AIRCRAFT LOGBOOK.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..CONTAMINATION

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FUEL SYSTEM..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)


Contributing Factors

CLIMB..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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