NTSB Identification: LAX92LA181.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47153.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 21, 1992 in SANTA PAULA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1993
Aircraft: NAVION G, registration: N2489T
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING THE PREFLIGHT RUN-UP THE PILOT FAILED TO POSITION THE FUEL SELECTOR HANDLE IN THE DETENT POSITION. WHEN TAKING OFF THE ENGINE SUSTAINED A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER. THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND ON THE AVAILABLE REMAINING RUNWAY THAT WAS INSUFFICIENT TO STOP THE AIRPLANE. THE AIRPLANE EXITED THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A SMALL STORAGE BUILDING AND A BLOCK WALL.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT BY FAILING TO ASSURE THE FUEL SELECTOR HANDLE WAS IN THE PROPER POSITION. FACTORS RELATING TO THIS ACCIDENT WAS THE ENGINE FUEL STARVATION.

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