GumpAir wrote:Guess I missed this thread. I was Googling the N number of my old '56 C180, and found her here. I think I bought it about 1987. A bit rough in the looks department, but a sweet flyer...
GumpStickman wrote:This airplane had been running Arco regular unleaded for a year o[vimeo][/vimeo]r so. Arco had begun oxygenating fuel around the same time.
NTSB Identification: SEA85LA209 . oo
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29194.
Accident occurred Monday, September 09, 1985 in ISSAQUAH, WA
Aircraf[vimeo][/vimeo]t: CESSNA 180, registration: N7694A
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
THE ACFT LANDED NOSE DOWN SHORT OF THE RWY DURING A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING FUEL STARVATION. INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED THE MAIN FUEL LINE WAS BLOCKED BY PIECES OF THE PRIMER VALVE PISTON 'O' RING WHICH HAD DETERIORATED DUE TO THE CONTINUOUUSE OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
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The finger strainers were both clogged with deteriorated rubber and the fuel bladders had to be replaced before return to service.
Am I the only one that finds it totally amazing that the primer o-rings flowed upstream to clog the fuel lines?
Shizzz in the finger strainers surely wouldn't just be contaminated fuel not caught or checked in a pre flight due to to laziness, cause that would be too simple blaming it on auto fuel that makes rubber move against the flow of fuel sounds much more likely to me