NTSB Identification: LAX85LA208.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32303.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 17, 1985 in VAN NUYS, CA
Aircraft: HUFF SA-300, registration: N9BH
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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES PRIOR TO GRND CONTACT AFTER THE ENG REPORTEDLY QUIT ABOUT 20 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ACFT REPORTEDLY HAD MORE THAN 29 GALLONS OF FUEL ON BOARD. THE ACFT HAS 3 FUEL TANKS. THE FUEL SELECTOR HAD BEEN CHANGED SEVERAL TIMES DURING ATTEMPTED RESTARTS AFTER THE ENG QUIT. THE CARBURETOR WAS REMOVED FROM THE ACFT AND TESTED SATISFACTORILY. THE FUEL STRAINER AND POPPET VALVE WERE FREE OF CONTAMINATION. NO REASON FOR THE FAILURE WAS FOUND DURING THE TESTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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