NTSB Identification: LAX83LUJ06
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, December 12, 1982 in CAREFREE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/12/1983
Aircraft: FRANK TURBEN AERO SPORT SCAMP, registration: N37690
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

THE PILOT FLEW FROM GLENDALE TO CAREFREE, AZ. AFTER LANDING, HE REFUELED AND PAID FOR 6.7 GALS OF GASOLINE. DURING TAKEOFF, HE ENCOUNTERED A PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER. A TURN WAS MADE TOWARD LOWER TERRAIN AND TO LAND ON A GOLF COURSE. THE AIRCRAFT BARELY CLEARED POWER LINES AND LANDED IN THE DESERT. DURING THE LANDING, THE NOSE GEAR DUE INTO SOFT TERRAIN AND COLLAPSED, THEN THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER. AN EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM AND GASCOLATOR REVEALED EVIDENCE OF WATER. WATER WAS ALSO FOUND IN A SAMPLE TAKEN FROM THE FUEL TRUCK.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..FBO PERSONNEL

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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