About 20 minutes after takeoff, the Piper PA-28’s engine experienced a total loss of power.
During the off-airport forced landing near Rowesville, S.C., 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 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.
Probable cause: 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.
NTSB Identification: GAA16CA302
This June 2016 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.