NTSB Identification: NYC82FNE04
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 31, 1982 in AGAWAM, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/31/1983
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7KCAB, registration: N57507
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 SETTING UP TO LAND ON RWY 23, THE PLT THROTTLED BACK THE ENG & IT QUIT. THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A WOODED AREA APPROXIMATELY 1/4 MI FROM THE END OF THE RWY. DURING THE POST-ACCIDENT ENG RUN, THE ENG WOULD NOT MAINTAIN 700 RPM AT IDLE (MANUFACTURERS RECOMMENDED IDLE SPEED), DROPPED TO 250 RPM & FINALLY STOPPED. A FLOW CHECK OF THE FUEL INJECTOR WAS 3 PPH LOW AT IDLE SETTING & WAS BROUGHT UP TO SPECS BY TURNING THE IDLE ADJUSTING WHEEL APPROXIMATELY 2-1/2 TURNS.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,INJECTOR..PRESSURE TOO LOW

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

MAINTENANCE,ADJUSTMENT..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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