NTSB Identification: LAX88LA300.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36534.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 28, 1988 in LOWER LAKE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235, registration: N9429W
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 PILOT DEPARTED NOVAT0, CA WITH THE FUEL SELECTOR IN THE RIGHT TIP TANK POSITION. SHE DID NOT SWITCH THE SELECTOR TO THE MAIN TANK POSITION. FOUR MILES FROM LOWER LAKE, CA THE ENGINE LOST ALL POWER. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, ONLY THE RIGHT TIP TANK WAS FOUND EMPTY.

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

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

CHECKLIST..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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