Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Port Orchard Airport

Port Orchard, Washington 98366
Monday, April 30, 1990 14:40 PDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
AFTER ARRIVAL, THE PLT DECIDED TO MAKE A LOW APCH OVER THE ARPT TO CHECK THE RWY. AS HE INITIATED A GO-AROUND AT ABOUT 100 TO 200 FT AGL, THE ENG RAN ROUGH & WOULD NOT DEVELOP SUFFICIENT POWER TO SUSTAIN FLT. AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS MADE ON A 'LOGGED-OUT AREA.' DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT HIT SMALL TREES & STUMPS, & WAS DAMAGED. AN INVESTIGATIONREVEALED THAT THE WRONG TYPE OF CARBURETOR WAS INSTALLED ON THE ENG & THAT THE CARBURETOR FLOAT WOULD 'HANG UP' INTERMITTENTLY.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
IMPROPER MAINTENANCE, AND THE INSTALLATION OF AN IMPROPER CARBURETOR. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PRESENCE OF TREES AND STUMPS IN THE EMERGENCY LANDING AREA.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date4/30/1990 
Event Day of the WeekMonday 
Time of Event1440 
Event Time ZonePacific Daylight Time 
Event CityPORT ORCHARD  
Event StateWASHINGTON 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site98366  
Event Date Year1990 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportPORT ORCHARD  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID0S8  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport330 
Airport Elevation370 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1514 Pacific Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)112 
Weather Observation Facility IDPWT  
Elevation of weather observation facility482 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observationPDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)18 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Calm 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryMinor 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)193 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateApr 30 1990 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1630 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information40913 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 12 2000 4:55PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN7127L 
NTSB NumberSEA90LA070  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameGRUMMAN  
Aircraft ModelAA-5  
Aircraft Series IdentifierAA-5  
Aircraft Serial NumberAA5-0427  
Certified Max Gross Weight2200 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection100 Hour 
Date of Last InspectionFeb 26 1990 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection76 
Airframe Hours3739 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameRANDY BROOKS  
Aircraft Owner Street Address1211 NORTH TULLIS  
Aircraft Owner CityOLYMPIA  
Aircraft Owner StateWA 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameGOWER FLYING SERVICE  
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street Address7825 OLD HIGHWAY 9 SE  
Operator CityOLYMPIA  
Operator StateWA 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code98501  
Operator Code06  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeOLM  
Departure CityOLYMPIA  
Departure StateWA 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1407 
Departure Time ZonePDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport CodeOS8  
Destination CityPORT ORCHARD  
Destination StateWA 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:35AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location36  
Runway Length2600 
Runway Width50 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--