NTSB Identification: MIA87LA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32903.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 24, 1987 in BROOKSVILLE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: PIPER J5A, registration: N41141
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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKE OFF THE ENG BEGAN TO LOSE POWER. UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALT A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A FIELD, DURING WHICH, THE ACFT SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. INSPECTION OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT THE LOSS OF POWER WAS THE RESULT OF AN INSUFFICIENT FUEL SUPPLY TO THE ENGINE DUE TO A MALFUNCTIONING NEEDLE VALVE.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

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

PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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