NTSB Identification: SEA86LA198.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32714.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 13, 1986 in EASTON, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 188, registration: N5506S
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.

THE TOW PLANE WITH GLIDER ATTACHED BEGAN LOSING PWR AT APRX 50 FT AGL DURING TAKEOFF. THE TOW PLT SIGNALED THE GLIDER PLT FOR TOW RELEASE. THE TWO PLTS LANDED ON THE REMAINING RWY. THE TOW PLANE SKIDDED INTO THE TREES OFF THE END OF THE RWY. INVESTIGATION AFTER THE ACC REVEALED A 1 INCH PIECE OF TEFLON TAPE BLOCKING THE INTAKE SIDE OF THE FUEL PUMP. THE GLIDER IN ATTEMPTING TO LAND ALSO COLLIDED WITH THE TREES.

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

MAINTENANCE,MODIFICATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM..BLOCKED(TOTAL)



Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GLIDER LAUNCH/TOW EQUIPMENT..DISCONNECTED


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TAKEOFF CAPABILITY..LOSS,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

LOAD JETTISON..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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