NTSB Identification: CHI84LA296.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25215.
Accident occurred Monday, July 16, 1984 in MADISON, IN
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N1187B
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 PILOT STATED AFTER THE ACCIDENT THAT HE PERFORMED A PREFLIGHT INSPECTION OF THE ACFT AND DID AN ENGINE RUN-UP BEFORE TAKEOFF. DURING CLIMBOUT, AT AN ALTITUDE OF 150 FEET THE PLT EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE. AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS MADE IN TREES. THE PLT STATED THAT HE USES A MIXTURE OF 100LL AND AUTOMOTIVE GRADE LOW LEAD FUEL. HE DRAINED APPROXIMATELY 4 GALLONS FROM THE ACFT AFTER THE ACCIDENT. THE PLT DOES NOT HAVE AN STC FOR THE FUEL. NO PREIMPACT PART MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE WAS FOUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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