NTSB Identification: NYC82FGT16
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 22, 1982 in TOWER CITY, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/22/1983
Aircraft: BUCKER JUNGMANN BU-131, registration: N55JG
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.
THE ENGINE LOST POWER WHEN THE AIRCRAFT WAS ABOUT 50 FT AGL DURING TAKEOFF AND LANDED IN A ROLLING FIELD OF CROPS. THE PLANE CONTACTED THE GROUND IN A RIGHT BANK/NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE AND CAME TO REST AT THE POINT OF IMPACT. THE ENGINE SEPARATED FROM THE FUSELAGE AND THERE WAS EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE FUEL, OIL AND IGNITION SYSTEMS. SMALL RUSTED METTALIC PARTICLES WERE FOUND IN THE CARBURETOR, FUEL SCREEN, FUEL LINES AND IN THE FUEL, BUT NO BLOCKAGE WAS VERIFIED. AN INSPECTION OF THE FUEL DISPENSING EQUIPMENT, WHERE THE AIRCRAFT WAS REFUELED, REVEALED THAT THE EQUIPMENT WAS IN A DETERIORATED CONDITION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION
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