NTSB Identification: MIA89LA041.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38089.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 20, 1988 in OCALA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260, registration: N9064P
Injuries: 4 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 PLT STATED THAT WHILE SWITCHING TO THE RIGHT FUEL TANK, THE ENG QUIT AND HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART IT. WHILE ATTEMPTING A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD, THE GEAR COLLAPSED RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE WINGS AND FLAPS. OVER 40 GALLONS OF FUEL WERE FOUND IN THE RIGHT FUEL TANK AND APPROXIMATELY 2 GALLONS WERE FOUND IN THE LEFT TANK.

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:

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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