NTSB Identification: ATL83FIG05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21152.
Accident occurred Friday, August 05, 1983 in MASSEY, MD
Aircraft: Rockwell S2R, registration: N8484V
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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.

WHILE EN ROUTE TO A CUSTOMER'S FIELD, AT APRX 350 FT AGL OVER A WOODED AREA, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PLT RELEASED THE LOAD, AND SUBSEQUENTLY, HE LANDED THE ACFT IN THE TREE TOPS. DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT SHEARED OFF A LARGE TREE, KNOCKED ANOTHER TREE OVER & CAME TO REST IN A 50 DEG, NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. APPROX 40 GAL OF FUEL WAS FOUND ON BOARD. HOWEVER, A DRAIN NIPPLE AT THE BASE OF THE WOBBLE PUMP STRAINER HAD FAILED & ALLOWED CAVITATION OF THE ENGINE DRIVEN FUEL PUMP. THE FAILED COMPONENT (ROCKWELL PN 64040) FAILED AFTER 1833 HRS OF OPERATIONS.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,STRAINER..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

LOAD JETTISON..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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