NTSB Identification: NYC83LA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20689.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 14, 1983 in FITCHBURG, MA
Aircraft: FORNEY F-1, registration: N7528C
Injuries: 2 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.

THE ACFT SETTLED INTO TREES DURING A FORCED LANDING ON TAKEOFF AFTER A POWER LOSS AT 800 FEET AGL. THE FLIGHT HAD STARTED AT STOW, MA. AND PROCEEDED AT FITCHBURG AFTER PRACTICING STALLS AND TURNS FOR A PILOT REVIEW. AFTER LANDING AT FITCHBURG AIRPORT THE FLIGHT TAXIED INTO TAKEOFF POSITON WITHOUT STOPPING FOR ANY CHECKS AND TOOK OFF. AT ABOUT 800 FEET THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND WHEN A SUITABLE LANDING SITE WAS NOT FOUND A STALL INTO TREES WAS ACCOMPLISHED. THE 2 PILOTS WERE UNINJURED. AN AIR FILTER ELEMENT HAD BLOCKED THE CARBURETOR THROAT.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FILTER..LOOSE

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

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

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