NTSB Identification: FTW84LA392.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26624.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 13, 1984 in LIVERPOOL, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N89318
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.

AT APRX 900 FT AGL THE ENG LOST POWER AND THE PLT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING IN THE UNIMPROVED TERRAIN. AT TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT STRUCK TREES AND A DIRT ENBANKMENT NOSING OVER INVERTED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED WATER IN THE GASCOLATOR AS WELL AS THE LEFT FUEL TANK. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, IT WAS NECESSARY TO SUMP THE LEFT WING TANK 3 TIMES BEFORE A GOOD FUEL SAMPLE WAS OBTAINED. THE PLT FURTHER REPORTED THAT THE ACFT LEFT MAIN GEAR WAS IN A DEPRESSION CAUSING THE OUTBOARD SECTION OF THE TANK TO BE LOWER THAN THE SUMP DRAIN AND ENG PICK-UP LINE.

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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