NTSB Identification: LAX83FUG01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 03, 1982 in EL MIRAGE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1983
Aircraft: COUGAR A, registration: N87DS
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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.

AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING ON THE DESERT. THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED SAND AND NOSED OVER. THE HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT HAD A COMMON BRACKET FOR THROTTLE AND MIXTURE. ADVANCING THE THROTTLE WOULD LEANED THE MIXTURE.

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER..BINDING(MECHANICAL)

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

MIXTURE CONTROL..BINDING(MECHANICAL)

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

MIXTURE CONTROL..OTHER

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY

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