NTSB Identification: ATL84LA289.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25356.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 15, 1984 in AMERICUS, GA
Aircraft: WILLIAM T. HODGES GOLDWING, registration: N132GW
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.

DURING THE INITIAL TAKEOFF CLIMB AT AN ALT OF 150 FT AGL, A TTL LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A SOYBEAN FILED AT WHICH TIME THE ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE PLT STATED THE LOSS OF POWER RESULTED FROM THE INSTALLATION OF A NON-STANDARD VACUUM FUEL PUMP WHICH DID NOT SUPPY ADEQUATE FUEL TO THE ENGINE. THE PLT INSTALLED THE FUEL PUMP ON THIS HOMEBUILT ACFT.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..INADEQUATE

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

MAINTENANCE,REPLACEMENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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