NTSB Identification: NYC84FIG04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25685.
Accident occurred Monday, September 10, 1984 in GAITHERSBURG, MD
Aircraft: JETT SHOESTRING, registration: N53J
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 WITNESSES, THE ACFT EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE POWER LOSS DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO DESCEND NEAR VERTICALLY TO GROUND IMPACT. TEARDOWN OF THE ENGINE REVEALED DISCREPANCIES IN THE CARBURETOR ASSEMBLY. THE PLT HAD COMPLAINED OF CARBURETOR FLOAT PROBLEMS PRIOR TO THE FLT. THE EXACT CAUSE OF THE POWER LOSS WAS NOT DETERMINED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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