NTSB Identification: LAX88LA298.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37754.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 27, 1988 in CHINO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: STINSON L-5, registration: N723E
Injuries: 1 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.

DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PILOT INITIATED A FORCED LANDING AND DURING THE DESCENT, THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A FENCE COMING TO REST INVERTED. FUEL WAS OBSERVED TO BE LEAKING FROM THE LEFT WING. WHEN THE FUEL WAS DRAINED FROM THE FUEL TANKS, THE RIGHT CONTAINED 3 GALLONS, THE LEFT CONTAINED 10 GALLONS. THE PILOT HAD BEEN OPERATING OFF OF THE RIGHT TANK. THERE WAS NO REPORTED MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS. IT HAD BEEN APPROXIMATELY TWO AND A HALF YEARS SINCE THE LAST ANNUAL INSPECTION.

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

OBJECT..FENCE

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