NTSB Identification: CHI92DEX02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47560.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 09, 1992 in INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1993
Aircraft: TOWNSEND-SNYDER RULTAN VARIEZE, registration: N40TS
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

PILOT SELECTED AUXILIARY TANK FOR STARTING, AND DID NOT SELECT MAIN TANKS AFTER START. ENGINE QUIT WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH AT 350 FEET. PILOT SWITCHED TANKS BUT DID NOT GET ENGINE RESTARTED. FORCED LANDING WAS MADE SHORT OF RUNWAY IN TALL CORN.

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

FUEL STARVATION DUE TO IMPROPER FUEL TANK SELECTION.

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