NTSB Identification: MKC83LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20247.
Accident occurred Friday, March 11, 1983 in ULTSSES, KS
Aircraft: ROTEC RALLY 3, registration: N110RE
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.

THIS AMATEUR-BUILT AIRCRAFT WAS BEING FLOWN AT 200 FEET AGL ON A PLEASURE FLIGHT WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A SOFT FIELD AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. THE ENGINE QUIT BECAUSE THE FUEL CAP WAS NOT VENTED. THE CAPWAS SUPPLIED WITH THE KIT BY ROTEX ENGINEERING,INC. AND PRODUCED BY KELCH CORP OF MEGUON,WI, THE CAP WAS LISTED AS VENTED. ON THIS FLIGHT THE PLASTIC FUEL TANK PARTIALLY COLLAPSED DURING THE 20 MINUTE FLIGHT. ALL PREVIOUS FLIGHTS IN THIS AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN OF 15 OR LESS MINUTES WITH NO PROBLEMS IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE 4 OWNERS OF THE AIRCRAFT HAD NEVERCHEKCED TO SER IF THE CAP WAS VENTING PROPERLY.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CAP..IMPROPER

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CAP..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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

MISCELLANEOUS..INADEQUATE..MANUFACTURER

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER PERSON


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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