NTSB Identification: NYC83LA023
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 07, 1982 in PROSPECTVILLE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1983
Aircraft: ERCOUPE 415C, registration: N2230H
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.

PRIOR TO DEPARTURE THE PILOT PERFORMED A RUN-UP AND ENGINE CHECK. ALL INDICATIONS WERE NORMAL. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE TAKEOFF WAS NORMAL UNTIL 100 FEET WHEN AN ENGINE POWER LOSS WAS EXPERIENCED. HE ATTEMPTED TO LAND ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY, HOWEVER WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE AIRCRAFT BEFORE RUNNING OFF THE END INTO A GRASSY AREA. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE, ELECTRICAL AND FUEL SYSTEMS DID NOT REVEAL ANY SPECIFIC REASON FOR ENGINE FAILURE. ALL SYSTEMS INDICATED A NEED FOR MAINTENANCE.

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

MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..DETERIORATED

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