NTSB Identification: DEN85FTM06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29080.
Accident occurred Friday, August 23, 1985 in WOODS CROSS, UT
Aircraft: MITCHELL/BEDE BD-4, registration: N711JK
Injuries: 1 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 CRASHED AFTER THE ENG QUIT DURING TAKEOFF. THE ACFT HIT THE GROUND OFF THE ARPT IN A LEFT DESCENDING BANK WHICH COLLAPSED THE LEFT LNDG GEAR. INVESTIGATION REVEALED CORROSION OF THE CARBURETOR FLOAT BOWL. THE PLT WAS USING AUTO FUEL. THE FUEL TANKS HAD BEEN REPAIRED FOR LEAKS.THE PLT SAID THAT HE WAS NOT ABLE TO DRAIN ALL FUEL WITH THE DRAINS AS INSTALLED. THERE WERE NO FUEL DRAINS IN THE OUTBOARD SECTION OF THE WING TANKS, WHICH IS THE LOWEST POINT IN THE FUEL TANKS.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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:

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD

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