NTSB Identification: ATL83FA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20412.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 11, 1983 in QUINTON, VA
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7ECA, registration: N5175X
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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.

THE ACFT CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF FOLLOWING AN ENGINE MALFUNCTION. THE STUDENT WAS TAKING BASIC INSTRUCTION IN TAILWHEEL ACFT AND HAD MADE ONE LANDING. FOLLOWING THE 2ND TAKEOFF, AT 150-200 FEET AGL, THE ENGINE LOST POWER WITH THE RPM DROPPING TO THE IDLE RANGE. THROTTLE AND PRIMER WERE CHECKED AND USED TO NO AVAIL. THE INSTRUCTOR TOOK CONTROL TO MAKE A FORCED LANDING. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH SEVERAL TREES AND FELL TO THE GROUND. IT WAS CUSHIONED BY THE LAST TREE WHICH WAS UPROOTED AND FELL UNDER THE ACFT. THE ENGINE WAS EXAMINED AND THE ONLY DISCREPANCY WAS THE RESTRICTION IN THE VENTURI THROAT OF THE CARBURETOR DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF LEAVES.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,RAM AIR/INDUCTION AIR..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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