NTSB Identification: NYC85FGT02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28906.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 06, 1985 in NEW OXFORD, PA
Aircraft: JONES MARQUART MA-5, registration: N168FJ
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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.

BEFORE FLYING A SHORT DISTANCE TO THOMASVILLE TO REFUEL, THE PLT ADDED 3 TO 4 GAL OF AUTO FUEL TO THE ACFT. AT THOMASVILLE, THE ACFT WAS SERVICED WITH 20.1 GAL OF AVIATION FUEL. WHILE TAXIING TO TAKEOFF, THE ENG STOPPED & WAS RESTARTED TWICE. AFTER DEPARTING THOMASVILLE, THE PLT FLEW TO THE VICINITY OF A FRIEND'S FARM ABOUT 11.5 MI AWAY. WHILE MANEUVERING IN THAT AREA AT ABOUT 300 FT AGL, THE ENG SPUTTERED, STOPPED & RESTARTED SEVERAL TIMES. A WITNESS REPORTED THAT THE ACFT WAS GRADUALLY LOSING ALT & SPEED WHEN IT SUDDENLY MADE A 'NOSE DIVE INTO THE GOUND.' ABOUT 20 SEC AFTER IMPACTING, A FIRE ERUPTED. THE PLT WAS FOUND ABOUT 30 FT FROM THE WRECKAGE SUFFERING FROM INJURIES & BURNS. HE WAS HOSPITALIZED, BUT DIED 23 DAYS LATER. THE PASSENGER DIED ON IMPACT & THE ACFT WAS DEMOLISHED BY FIRE. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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