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NTSB Identification: GAA16CA302
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 09, 2016 in Rowesville, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/12/2016
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28, registration: N7355W
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that about 20 minutes after takeoff the engine experienced a total loss of power. The pilot further reported that during the off airport forced landing the right aileron was substantially damaged.

A post-accident examination revealed that the fuel line between the fuel transducer and the carburetor had failed. The manufacture and part number for the failed line was Strato Flex, P/N 111-6, respectively. The fuel line was installed as part of the J. P. Instruments EDM-700 engine monitoring system per the supplemental type certificate SA2586NM on May 01, 2002.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • The fuel line failure between the fuel transducer and the carburetor, which resulted in a total loss of engine power and subsequent forced off airport landing.