Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2001 Issue

June 19, Oak Hill, Fla. / Grumman AA-1B

At about 09:45 eastern time, a Grumman American AA-1B crashed while making a forced landing near Oak Hill. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The flight originated from Titusville about 25 minutes before the accident. The pilot said he switched his fuel source from the left tank to the right tank and shortly thereafter began losing rpm and fuel pressure. He said he was at 1,200 feet msl and did not have time to accomplish the whole “engine failure in flight” checklist. He did not try using carburetor heat. The aircraft is STC’d for automotive fuel and he was using 87 octane automotive fuel....

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