NTSB Identification: FTW84LA235.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25663.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 17, 1984 in PLAINVIEW, TX
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30, registration: N7393V
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A TLT LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED DURING THE INITIAL TAKEOFF CLIMB. THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED WHEN A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN AN OPEN FIELD. THE ACFT JUST CAME OUT OF AN ANNUAL INSPECTION. AFTER THE ACCIDENT A FUEL LEAK WAS FOUND WHERE THE MAIN INLET FUEL LINE CONNECTS TO THE FUEL INJECTOR DISTRIBUTOR BLOCK. IT IS NOT KNOWN HOW MUCH FUEL WAS LOST FROM THE LEAK. IT WAS ALSO DISCOVERED THAT THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS ON THE RIGHT TANK WHICH WAS FOUND EMPTY.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE FITTING..LOOSE

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


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