NTSB Identification: MKC85FCQ04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28633.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 04, 1985 in BLUE RAPIDS, KS
Aircraft: RYAN NAVION, registration: N4482K
Injuries: 2 Serious,2 Minor.

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 ENG LOST POWER AFTER A 30 MINUTE FLT AND A FORCED LANDING RESULTED IN AN OFF.-ARPT ACC.WITNESSES AT THE ACC SITE DID NOT FIND ANY FUEL IN THE TANKS OR EVIDENCE OF SPILLAGE OF FUEL. AN INSPECTION OF THE ENG DID NOT REVEAL ANY DISCREPANCIES. A CERTIFIED REPAIR STATION INSPECTED THE CARBURETOR ENG DRIVEN FUEL PUMP & ELEC BOOST PUMP. THE BOOST PUMP FLOWED FUEL OUT THE OVERBOARD LINE WHEN AT STATIC THE PLT SAID A VISUAL PRE-FLT CHECK OF THE MAIN FUEL TANKS INDICATED APRX 28 GALS. HE ESTIMATED 10 GALS IN THE AUX TANK BASED ON A PREVIOUS CHECK.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..IMPROPER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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