NTSB Identification: ATL87LA263.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34880.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 19, 1987 in JESUP, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N77126
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING INITIAL TAKEOFF THE AIRCRAFT'S ENGINE LOST POWER AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE CARBURETOR INLET FILTER WAS 50 PERCENT PLUGGED WITH RUSTY MATERIAL AND TWO TABLESPOONS OF RUSTY WATER REMAINED IN THE CARBURETOR BOWL. THE AIRCRAFT HAD A STC FOR USE OF AUTOMOBILE FUEL.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,STRAINER..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..CONTAMINATION

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:

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

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