NTSB Identification: CHI83LA268.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21460.
Accident occurred Friday, June 17, 1983 in LEBANON, IN
Aircraft: HOMEBUILT BABY GREAT LAKES, registration: N35JR
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.

THE ACFT LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT DUE TO FUEL STARVATION. THE ENGINE LOST POWER IN A STEEP CLIMB OF AT LEAST A 45 DEG ANGLE AND COULD NOT BE RESTARTED. THE FUEL FLOWS TO THE ENGINE BY GRAVITY. IN A STEEP CLIMB THE FUEL SUPPLY IS LOWER THAN THE CARBURETOR AND THE FUEL CANNOT REACH THE ENGINE. A STARTER WAS NOT INSTALLED.

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:

ENGINE ACCESSORIES,ENGINE STARTER..LACK OF

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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