NTSB Identification: MKC83FCA02
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 07, 1982 in GERALD, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1983
Aircraft: BENSEN M8M, registration: N31048
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 ENG QUIT ON THE DOWNWIND LEG OF THE TRAFFIC PATTERN AFTER TAKEOFF. THE FLEXIBLE FUEL SUPPLY LINE FROM THE FUEL TANK TO THE FUEL PUMP WAS DISCONNECTED. THE HOSE CLAMP WAS POSITIONED & TIGHTENED SO THAT THE LINE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY INSTALLED ON THE FUEL PUMP FITTING. THE FUEL PUMP TO CRANKCASE SUCTION LINE FITTING WAS BROKEN OFF AT THE FUEL PUMP. THE FLEXIBLE FUEL LINE FROM THE FUEL PUMP TO THE CARBURETOR HAD A HOLE IN IT JUST BEFORE THE HOSE CLAMP AT THE CARBURETOR.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..DISCONNECTED

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..LEAK

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