NTSB Identification: FTW86LPJ11.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31216.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 17, 1986 in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
Aircraft: HOMEBUILT SA-100, registration: N57DH
Injuries: 1 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 ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER A POWER LOSS. THE PLT STATED AFTER THE ACCIDENT THAT THE ENGINE LOST POWER DURING A ROLL MANEUVER. THE ENGINE RAN FOR A SHORT TIME AT APRX 1800 RPM AND THEN STOPPED COMPLETELY. THE PLT LANDED IN A CULTIVATED WHEAT FIELD WHILE ENROUTE TO THE NEAREST AIRPORT (SUNDANCE). DURING A POST ACCIDENT CHECK THE ENGINE STARTED BUT WOULD NOT DEVELOP FULL POWER AND CUT OUT AT 1300 RPM. WHEN THE CARBURETOR WAS REMOVED AND CHECKED IT WAS FOUND TO CONTAIN A TRASH BUILD-UP AT THE DISCHARGE NEEDLE PLUS A LEAN MIXTURE SETTING.
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:FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..INCORRECT
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