NTSB Identification: MKC86LA004.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29593.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 05, 1985 in WILLARD, MO
Aircraft: QUICKIE Q2, registration: N14VV
Injuries: 2 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.

CLIMBING TO CRUISE THE PLT RPTD A LOSS OF ENG PWR AN TURNED TO HEAD BACK TO THE AIRPORT OF DEPARTURE, THE ENSUING FORCED LANDING SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED THE ACFT. INSPECTION INTO THE ENG FAILURE REVEALED A CONTAMINATED INLINE FUEL FILTER RESTRICTING FUEL FLOW TO THE CARBURETOR. THE RESTRICTED FUEL FLOW STARVED THE CARBURETOR AND ITS ABILITY TO RUN THE ENGINE. THE CONTAMINATES ORIGINATED FROM A FUEL TANK MODIFICATION PERFORMED BY THE PLT TO HELP REDUCE FUEL LOAD AND FORWARD WEIGHT. THE TANK WAS NOT CLEANED AFTER THE WORK WAS PERFORMED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FILTER..CONTAMINATION

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..STARVATION

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FILTER..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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

MAINTENANCE,MODIFICATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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