NTSB Identification: ATL84FMG02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24921.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 05, 1984 in APEX, NC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-150, registration: N5839W
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE ENG LOST POWER DURING TAKEOFF. HE WAS ABLE TO KEEP THE ENG RUNNING BY PUMPING THE THROTTLE BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO GAIN ALTITUDE. HE MADE A FORCED LANDING ON AN ABANDONED RAILROAD BED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE RESISTOFLEX HOSE P/N 17766-6 HAD FAILED ALLOWING UNMETERED AIR TO ENTER THE ENG CYLINDERS THROUGH THE PRIMER LINES.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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