NTSB Identification: FTW88LA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38141.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 15, 1988 in FLORESVILLE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N2RD
Injuries: 2 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 ENGINE STOPPED PRODUCING FULL POWER AND THE PILOT HAD TO MAKE A FORCED LANDING IN A PASTURE. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED A FENCE. THE PILOT SAID HE FOUND FUEL IN BOTH TANKS BUT THE RIGHT TANK HAD COLLAPSED DUE TO THE TANK VENT BEING PLUGGED WITH RESIDUE THAT WAS PLACED THERE BY MUD DAUBERS. HE SAID THE LEFT TANK STILL HAD MORE FUEL REMAINING THAN THE RIGHT AND HAD NOT COLLAPSED. ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURER, THIS AIRPLANE HAS INDIVIDUAL FUEL TANK VENTS AND THEY ARE NOT INTERCONNECTED.

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,VENT..BLOCKED(TOTAL)


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,TANK..COLLAPSED

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