NTSB Identification: SEA83LA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20402.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 14, 1983 in NEAR RAINIER, OR
Aircraft: SMITH MINIPLANE, registration: N94R
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.

APRX 20 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. SEVERAL RESTARTS WERE INITIATED; HOWEVER, THE ENGINE WOULD NOT CONTINUE RUNNING. DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON SANDY TERRAIN, THE NOSE GEAR DUG IN & THE ACFT NOSED OVER THE PLT DESCRIBED THE LOSS OF POWER AS SOUNDING LIKE FUEL STARVATION. MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL REPORTED FINDING SMALL AMOUNTS OF DEBRIS IN THE FUEL TANKS WITHIN THE FUEL.

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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