Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Oceanport, New Jersey 08740
Saturday, August 4, 1984 10:20 EDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
ACFT WAS INVOLVED IN BANNER TOW PICK-UP. ON ENGAGING TOW, PLT HAD EXECUTED FULL POWER PULL-UP TO ABOUT 150 FT AGL WHEN POWER LOSS OCCURRED. PLT PERFORMED A FORCED LANDING ON SANDY TERRAIN. FIRE BROKE OUT ON LNDG ROLL. PLT EVACUATED ACFT SUCCESSFULLY BUT ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY GROUND FIRE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED A BROKEN FITTING AT THE FUEL PUMP DISCHARGE PORT CAUSED FUEL STARVATION. FIRE IGNITION OCCURRED FROM FUEL SPILLAGE ONTO HOT MANIFOLD ON LANDING TOUCHDOWN.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date8/4/1984 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event1020 
Event Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time 
Event CityOCEANPORT  
Event StateNEW JERSEY 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site08740  
Event Date Year1984 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location Airport  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWitness 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
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)
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)24 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)70 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
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)2430 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information26360 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:15AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN73ED 
NTSB NumberNYC84LA267  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageDestroyed 
Aircraft FireGround 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA  
Aircraft ModelC305A  
Aircraft Series IdentifierC305A  
Aircraft Serial Number21483  
Certified Max Gross Weight2100 
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 InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionMay 4 1984 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection90 
Airframe Hours7000 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameIN FLIGHT ADVERTISING SERVICE  
Aircraft Owner Street AddressP.O. BOX 130  
Aircraft Owner CityREADINGTON  
Aircraft Owner StateNJ 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode08870  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
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)Other Work Use 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeN61  
Departure CityCOLTS NECK  
Departure StateNJ 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1000 
Departure Time ZoneEDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--