NTSB Identification: MKC89LA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37575.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 22, 1988 in SALISBURY, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135, registration: N8927C
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.

THE PILOT SAID SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENGINE LOST POWER. HE ATTEMPTED TO LAND ON A PLOWED FIELD, AND AFTER ROLLING ABOUT FIFTY YARDS ON THE ROUGH, SOFT TERRAIN, THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE ENGINE LOST POWER DUE TO FUEL STARVATION AS THE FUEL SELECTOR LEVER WAS FOUND IN A PARTIALLY OFF POSITION. IN THIS POSITION, IT WAS DETERMINED, THE ENGINE WOULD NOT DEVELOP FULL POWER EXCEPT FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

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:

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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