NTSB Identification: FTW85LA276.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29281.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 02, 1985 in ROBINSON, TX
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA1B, registration: N8995L
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF PWR. UNABLE TO GLIDE TO A SUITABLE LANDING AREA, A FORCED LANDING WAS ATTEMPTED IN TALL CORN. THE ACFT NOSED OVER SUSTAINING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. SUBSEQUENT EXAM REVEALED THAT THE CARBURETOR FLOAT HAD BECOME SATURATED WITH FUEL, FLOODING THE ENG.

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

ACFT/EQUIP,INADEQUATE AIRCRAFT COMPONENT..MANUFACTURER


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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