NTSB Identification: SEA85LA179.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28645.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 27, 1985 in YAMHILL, OR
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N1035K
Injuries: 2 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.
THE ENG CEASED OPERATING AT APRX 40 FT AGL DURING INITIAL TAKEOFF CLIMB. INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED THE ACFT HAD BEEN FUELED WITH A MIXTURE OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL AND 80/87 AVGAS. THE ACFT HAD SAT ON THE GROUND FOR OVER 4 HRS WITH A SURFACE TEM OF 95 DEGS F. A GASKET IN THE FLOAT VALVE CHAMBER OF THE CARBURETOR HAD SHRUNK AND INTERFERED WITH THE FLOAT OPERATION. THE CARBURETOR FLOAT WAS FOUND STUCK IN THE OPEN POSITION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..WORN
WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES
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