NTSB Identification: MIA88LA089.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35833.
Accident occurred Monday, January 18, 1988 in SAN JUAN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260, registration: N4818S
Injuries: 7 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, WHILE ON AN ON-DEMAND AIR TAXI FLIGHT, SWITCHED TO AN EMPTY FUEL TANK IN PREPARATION FOR LANDING AND THE ENGINE FAILED. THE PILOT THEN EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING TO THE GRASS SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AND THE LANDING GEAR FAILED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION
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