NTSB Identification: FTW84LA051.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23468.
Accident occurred Friday, November 11, 1983 in MOORE, OK
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30, registration: N7337V
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 CRASHED DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT. THE ACFT HAD A PRIOR FORCED LANDING AND THE FUEL PUMP WAS SUSPECT. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION SHOWED THAT ONLY ONE SAFETY PIN WAS INSTALLED IN THE FUEL SELECTOR SHAFT ALLOWING EXCESSIVE FREE PLAY. ALSO THE GASCOLATOR HAD A LEAKING GASKET WHICH ALLOWED AIR INTO THE SYSTEM TO CAUSE STOPPAGE. DURING THE LAST ANNUAL INSPECTION 2 MONTHS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT THE LEAKING GASKET WAS DISCOVERED BUT THE OWNERDID NOT REPLACE IT BECAUSE HE WAS UNABLE TO FIND ONE.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,STRAINER..LEAK

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

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..INCORRECT

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