NTSB Identification: ATL82FKJ14
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, September 27, 1982 in BAY MINNETTE, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/27/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164, registration: N463RF
Injuries: 1 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.
THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING TAKEOFF, HE NOTICED EXTREME HEAT IN THE COCKPIT AND THE ENGINE BEGAN TO SURGE, THEN LOSE POWER. HE LANDED ON THE REMAINDER OF THE RUNWAY AND STOPPED AFTER RUNNING OFF THE END. HOWEVER, THE ENGINE WAS ON FIRE AND THE PLANE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY DESTROYED. AN INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE FUEL HOSE THAT WENT FROM THE FUEL INJECTOR SERVO UNIT TO THE FLOW DIVIDER WAS SEPARATED AT THE SERVO END AND WAS BADLY DAMAGED BY FIRE. THE ENGINE HAD ACCUMULATED 597 HRS FLIGHT TIME SINCE THE LAST OVERHAUL. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE FAILED HOSE HAD ACCUMULATED 657 HRS FLIGHT TIME.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..FAILURE,TOTAL
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