NTSB Identification: MKC85LA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26868.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 08, 1984 in WEST HELENA, AR
Aircraft: Rockwell S-2R, registration: N8503V
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.

ON DEPARTING WEST HELENA ARPT THE PLT REDUCED PWR TO A CRUISE PWR SETTING. THE ENGINE RESPONDED TO THE PWR REDUCTION BUT THEN THE TORQUE DROPPED TO ZERO. THE ACFT DESCENDED STRIKING THE GROUND. INSPECTION AND TESTING OF THE ENGINE AND FUEL CONTROL UNIT DID NOT REVEAL ANY SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM. SOME DEBRIS WAS NOTED IN THE FUEL CONTROL INLINE FILTER WHICH RESTRICTED FUEL FLOW.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FILTER..CONTAMINATION

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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