NTSB Identification: LAX82FUQ17
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, September 13, 1982 in CANYON COUNTRY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/1983
Aircraft: LONG-EZ RUTAN, registration: N7LZ
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.

THE ENG QUIT AS THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED PERFORMING ACROBATIC MANEUVERS. THE ACFT WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH A FUEL SYSTEM THAT WOULD SUSTAIN FUEL FLOW THROUGH NEGATIVE "G" MANEUVERS. THE ENG WOULD STOP WITH A 0.5 NEGATIVE G LOAD.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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