NTSB Identification: FTW83FA101.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21556.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 29, 1983 in ROANOKE, TX
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N5604Q
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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.

POWER LOSS OCCURRED ABOUT 7 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PLT TURNED BACK TOWARD THE ARPT BUT WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE ARPT DUE TO A 15-20 KT HEADWIND. THE ACFT LANDED HARD COLLAPSING THE LANDING GEAR AFTER THE PLT MUSHED THE ACFT TO CLEAR WIRES. EXAMINATION & FLOW TEST OF THE FUEL CONTROLLER REVEALED NUMEROUS DISCREPANCIES, OBSOLETE PARTS & FLOW CHARACTERISTICS WELL BELOW ACCEPTABLE STANDARDS. THE ENG WAS OVERHAULED IN 1976. A YELLOW SERVICEABILITY TAG IN THE ACFT RECORDS STATED THAT THE UNIT HAD BEEN OVERHAULED BY A REPAIR STATION IN TEXAS. HOWEVER THE SEAL ON THE SAFETY WIRE WAS STAMPED WITH AN IDENTIFICATION OF A LOS ANGELES BASED OVERHAULER THAT CLOSED SHOP IN 1969.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,INJECTOR..LIFE EXPIRED

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

MAINTENANCE,OVERHAUL..NOT PERFORMED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)



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