FTW96LA079
FTW96LA079

On December 27, 1995, approximately 1700 central standard time, a Meyers MY-200A, N484C, registered to, and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of power after takeoff, from Madill Municipal Airport, Madill, Oklahoma. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The private pilot-in-command was not injured. The flight originated from Madill Municipal Airport, where it was in the local touch and go landing pattern for about 30 minutes prior to the accident.

The pilot reported that, during his last takeoff, at about 500-600 feet above ground level, the "engine sputtered and quit." After the loss of power, the pilot attempted to return to the runway, but landed "just short" of the threshold in a ditch "that was not visible from the air." Both wings and the fuselage were structurally damaged during the landing.

An inspection of the airplane after the accident by the owner, revealed that the rubber fuel supply line (from the fuel tanks) was "plugged" with rubber material; thereby, "restricting the fuel" supplied to the engine. The rubber material was physically similar to the rubber material of the fuel supply line. Further inspection of the fuel supply line revealed that it was deteriorated.

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