NTSB Identification: LAX86LA028.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29796.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 27, 1985 in SAN CARLOS, CA
Aircraft: S. PICCOLOTTO/DAVE MORSS CASSUTT SH-1, registration: N4975M
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 ACFT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER SHORTLY AFTER DEPARTING RY 30, SAN CARLOS AIRPORT, SAN CARLOS, CA. THE PLT REPTD THAT AFTER EXPERIENCING THE LOSS OF POWER, HE PUMPED THE THROTTLE. THIS ACTION CAUSED THE ENGINE TO REGAIN SOME POWER BUT NOT ENOUGH TO SUSTAIN FLIGHT. THE PLT LANDED IN AN OPEN CONSTRUCTION FIELD NORTHWEST OF THE ARPT. EXAMINATION OF THE CARBURETOR DISCLOSED FLOAT NEEDLE AND THE MIXTURE CONTROL LEAVER BUSHING WERE WORN. NO FUEL CONTAMINATES WERE OBSERVED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..WORN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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