NTSB Identification: FTW85LA235.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29224.
Accident occurred Monday, May 06, 1985 in BASILE, LA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A-450, registration: N8614H
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 DETECTED A FUEL LEAK AFTER TAKEOFF AND RETURNED TO LAND. HE SHUT THE ACFT ENG DOWN AND EXITED THE ACFT, BUT THE ACFT BUSRT INTO FLAMES BEFORE THE PROP STOPPED TURING. SUBSEQUENT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERED A MATERIAL FAILURE IN A FUEL LINE ON THE ENG WHICH RESULTED IN A FUEL LEAK. THE FUEL LINE WAS REPORTEDLY REPLACED DURING AN ANNUAL INSPECTION APRX 2 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..BURST

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

MAINTENANCE,REPLACEMENT..IMPROPER..PRODUCTION/DESIGN PERSONNEL

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