NTSB Identification: LAX85LA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26858.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 22, 1984 in LAKESIDE, CA
Aircraft: WEEDHOPPER SUPER NOVA II, registration: N4673D
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 ULTRALIGHT ACFT LOST POWER ON TAKEOFF & STALLED INTO THE GROUND. ACCORDING TO THE BUILDER/PLT THE CAPILLARY TYPE FUEL PUMP HAD FAILED TO FUNCTION PROPERLY ON THE TAKEOFF CLIMB CAUSING FUEL STARVATION. HE FAILED TO RECOVER FROM A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE IN TIME TO PREVENT THE STALL.

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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