NTSB Identification: NYC88LA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37205.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 14, 1987 in ISLAND FALLS, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: PIPER J3, registration: N92440
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PIPER J-3 CUB EXPERIENCED A POWER LOSS WHILE CRUISING AT AN ALTITUDE DESCRIBED BY WITNESSES AS JUST ABOVE THE TREES. THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESTROYED AND THE PILOT WAS FATALLY INJURED. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE DISCLOSED THAT THAT FUEL DRAIN VALVE ON THE FUEL GASCOLATOR WAS MISSING. IN ADDITION NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL WAS FOUND ON THE AIRCRAFT.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,DRAIN..MISSING

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

FLUID,FUEL..LEAK


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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