NTSB Identification: MKC86LA153.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31270.
Accident occurred Friday, July 18, 1986 in OAKLEY, KS
Aircraft: STEVENSON GLASAIR, registration: N2440H
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.

THE PIC STATED THAT HE HAD NOT VISUALLY CHECKED THE ACFT'S 4 GALLON HEADER TANK PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING TAKEOFF. DURING THE TAKEOFF THE ENG WOULD NOT PRODUCE FULL POWER. THE TAKEOFF WAS ABORTED AND THE PIC INSPECTED THE ENG FOR A MECHANICAL PBLM. AFTER THE INSPECTION A SECOND ATTEMPT TO TAKEOFF WAS MADE. THE TAKEOFF WAS UNSUCCESSFUL AND ENDED IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE ACFT. A POST-ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE ACFT WAS MADE AND IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT NO FUEL WAS PRESENT IN THE HEADER TANK THAT SUPPLIES FUEL TO THE CARBUERTOR. THE PIC STATED HE SHOULD PERFORM A CLOSER PRE-FLIGHT INSPECTION OF HIS ACFT.

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

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

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

ABORT..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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