NTSB Identification: FTW88DPJ05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36436.
Accident occurred Monday, June 06, 1988 in COLLINSVILLE, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: STINSON 108-3, registration: N4108C
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DURING THE TAKEOFF LEG. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS IN THE NEAR CLOSED POSITION. THIS POSITION ONLY ALLOWED A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE FUEL TO FLOW BUT WOULD ALLOW OPERATION IN THE IDLE RANGE.

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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


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