NTSB Identification: ATL85LA254.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28681.
Accident occurred Monday, August 19, 1985 in SPRING CITY, TN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N23376
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 STUDENT WAS ON A SOLO CROSS-COUNTRY TRAINING FLIGHT WHEN THE ENGINE LOST TOTAL POWER WITHOUT WARNING. THE PLT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A FIELD AND DURNING THE LANDING THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. POST CRASH EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT AIR WAS BEING DRAWN INTO THE SYSTEM THROUGH THE GASCOLATOR O-RING SEAL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM..SIPHONING
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