NTSB Identification: LAX86FVG08.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31378.
Accident occurred Friday, September 12, 1986 in RIO VISTA, CA
Aircraft: Christen Industries EAGLE II, registration: N19DW
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WITNESSES REPORTED THE ACFT SOUNDED NORMAL DURING RUN-UP AND TAKEOFF UNTIL IT REACHED AN ALT BTW 150-500 FT AGL AT WHICH TIME THE ENG QUIT. THE ACFT THEN ENTERED A TURN BACK TOWARD THE ARPT AND DESCENDED TO GROUND IMPACT. POST ACCIDENTINSPECTION REVEALED APRX 1 INCH OF FUEL IN THE FUEL TANK AND VERY LITTLE FUEL THROUGHOUT THE FUEL SYSTEM. ACCORDING TO A WITNESS, ONE PLT QUESTIONED THE OTHER CONCERNING FUEL QUANTITY PRIOR TO TAKEOFF AND THE ACFT DEPARTED WITHOUT HAVING BEEN REFUELED.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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