NTSB Identification: SEA83FA179.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21323.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 16, 1983 in NAMPA, ID
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N79833
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 CLIMBING, APRX 10 MILES WEST OF THE DEPARTURE AIRPORT, THE ENG LOST POWER. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO GLIDE BACK TO THE ARPT. WHEN HE REALIZED HE COULD NOT REACH THE ARPT, HE SELECTED A GRASSY FIELD FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE RIGHT WING COLLIDED WITH A FENCE POST. DURING AN EXAM OF THE ENG, FOREIGN MATERIAL WAS FOUND IN THE BENDIX FUEL INJECTOR.

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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