NTSB Identification: ANC88LA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34929.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 16, 1988 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N9103W
Injuries: 2 Minor,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.

THE PILOT HAD SELECTED THE LEFT AUXILIARY FUEL TANK FOR TAKEOFF. DURING THE CLIMBOUT THE ENGINE QUIT; THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED SHORT OF A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE RAN THE LEFT AUXILIARY FUEL TANK DRY AND DID NOT SELECT ANOTHER FUEL TANK WITH THE FUEL SELECTOR VALVE AFTER THE ENG QUIT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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