NTSB Identification: MIA85FA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27895.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 23, 1985 in ROCKLEDGE, FL
Aircraft: GLOBE SWIFT GC-1B, registration: N1ZF
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.

THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A FIELD AFTER EXPERIENCING A LOSS OF PWR. INSPECTION REVEALED ONE OF THE TWO CHECK VALVES INSIDE THE ENG DRIVEN FUEL PUMP WAS UNSETTED AND WEDGED BETWEEN THE METAL PUMP HOUSING AND THE PUMP DIAPHRAM ACTUATING PLATE. WITH THE CHECK VALVE IN THIS POSITION, NO FUEL FLOW WAS OBSERVED DURING TESTING. WHEN THE CHECK VALVE WAS RESETTED, NORMAL PUMP OPERATION WAS OBSERVED. THE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP WAS FOUND IN THE 'OFF' POSITION.

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:

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..FAILURE,TOTAL

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