NTSB Identification: MIA87LA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31893.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 16, 1986 in BELLEVIEW, FL
Aircraft: BUHL LA-1, registration: N320Y
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 PLT STATED THAT HE HAD REACHED AN ALT OF ABOUT 50 FT WHEN THE ENG QUIT. HE STATED THAT WHILE HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM, HE STOPPED FLYING THE ACFT & PERMITTED A HIGH SINK RATE TO DEVELOP WHICH WAS NOT ARRESTED PRIOR TO THE ACFT HITTING THE RWY IN A HARD LANDING. THE OWNER OF THE ACFT STATED THAT THE ACFT HELD ABOUT 10 GALS OF FUEL & THAT ONLY ABOUT 2 GALS WERE IN THE ACFT AT TAKEOFF. HE STATED THE PLT PULLED THE ACFT UP VERY STEEPLY AFTER TAKEOFF WHICH RESULTED IN FUEL STARVATION DUE TO FUEL 'UNPORTING'.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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:

PULL-UP..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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