NTSB Identification: ATL88LA180.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36523.
Accident occurred Friday, May 27, 1988 in AVON, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1989
Aircraft: STINSON 108-2, registration: N8563K
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 ACFT WAS ON INITIAL CLIMB OUT WHEN THE ENG QUIT. THE ACFT WAS AT AN ESTIMATED ALTITUDE OF 100 FT AND OVER TREES AT THE TIME OF THE POWER LOSS. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO RETURN TO THE AIRSTRIP. THE ACFT LANDED HARD IN A NOSE DOWN POSITION OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE RWY. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED THE FUEL SELECTOR AND FUEL QUANTITY SELECTOR IN THE LEFT POSITION. THE LEFT FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY AND THE RIGHT TANK HELD OVER NINE GALLONS OF FUEL. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS A THREE POSITION TYPE (LEFT ONLY, RIGHT ONLY, OFF).

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:

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


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLARE..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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