NTSB Identification: FTW83LA016
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 16, 1982 in HOUSTON, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/16/1983
Aircraft: VOLKSPLANE VP-2, registration: N3SW
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER TAKING OFF, THE PILOT FLEW BACK BY THE AIRPORT AND THEN BEGAN TO CLIMB AGAIN. WHILE CLIMBING THROUGH ABOUT 700 FT, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE AIRPORT. DURING A LANDING, HE CLEARED OVER AN AREA WITH TREES BUT STRUCK A POWER LINE AND CRASHED. HE REPORTED THAT HE HAD JUST INSTALLED A PRIMER WITHOUT A LOCKING DEVICE. REPORTEDLY, THE PRIMER OPENED DURING FLIGHT AND FLOODED THE ENGINE. THIS WAS THE PILOT'S FIRST FLIGHT IN THIS AIRCRAFT.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,PRIMER SYSTEM..LOOSE

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

FUEL SYSTEM,PRIMER SYSTEM..OPEN

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

MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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