NTSB Identification: ATL88IA242.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37460.
Incident occurred Wednesday, August 31, 1988 in FRANKFORT, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1990
Aircraft: BEECH 23, registration: N2341J
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

ENGINE QUIT DURING GO-AROUND FROM SIMULATED ENGINE FAILURE. DURING COMPLETION OF EMERGENCY PROCEDURE THE FUEL SELECTOR POSITION WAS CHANGED TO OPPOSITE WING FUEL TANK. LATER EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT WHEN THE FUEL SELECTOR VALVE HANDLE INDICATED RIGHT TANK, IT WAS ACTUALLY 'OFF'. CO-OWNER HAD REMOVED AND REINSTALLED SELECTOR VALVE HANDLE WHILE WORKING UNDER THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. A PIN IN THE VALVE STEM DESIGNED TO PREVENT IMPROPER POSITIONING OF THE VALVE HANDLE HAD BEEN SHEARED OFF, PROBABLY WHEN THE CO-OWNER ATTEMPTED TO REPLACE THE HANDLE. VALVE HANDLE HAD NOT BEEN REMOVED DURING RECENT ANNUAL INSPECTION BUT CORRECT FUEL FLOW HAD BEEN VERIFIED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..SWITCHED OFF

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

MAINTENANCE,REPLACEMENT..IMPROPER..UNQUALIFIED PERSON


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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