NTSB Identification: NYC90LA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42941.
Accident occurred Monday, July 16, 1990 in WILMINGTON, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1992
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-31A, registration: N93666
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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKE OFF FROM CLINTON FIELD, THE ENGINE STOPPED AND COULD NOT BE RESTARTED. PILOT SAID THAT HE TOOK OFF ON THE EMPTY TANK THEN SWITCHED TO THE TANK THAT WAS HALF FULL. AIRPLANE STRUCK A FENCE DURING THE OFF AIRPORT LANDING.

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

A POWER LOSS CAUSED BY FUEL EXHAUSTION WHEN THE PILOT TOOK OFF WITH THE FUEL SELECTOR ON THE EMPTY FUEL TANK.

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