NTSB Identification: FTW85LA125.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27698.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 23, 1985 in BOERNE, TX
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-65, registration: N47665
Injuries: 2 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 REPORTED THAT AS HE WAS RETURNING TO THE ARPT FROM A LOCAL FLT, HE MADE A DESCENDING TURN FROM 2500 FT MSL TO LOSE ALT, HE APPLIED CARB HEAT BEFORE RETARDING THE THROTTLE & CLEARED THE ENG AFTER ABOUT 180 DEG OF TURN. AFTER ABOUT ANOTHER 180 DEG OF TURN, HE ADVANCED THE THROTTLE, BUT GOT NO RESPONSE FROM THE ENG. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO GLIDE TO THE RWY, SO HE LANDED IN AN OPEN AREA. HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE ACFT BEFORE COLLIDING WITH TWO TREES. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE ACFT HAD BEEN RESTORED & HAD ACCUMULATED AN ADDITIONAL 18 HRS OF FLT TIME. THE ORIGINAL FUEL TANK CAPS HAD BEEN REPLACED WITH NEW, UNVENTED CAPS.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CAP..IMPROPER

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE

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

FUEL SYSTEM,VENT..INADEQUATE

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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