NTSB Identification: LAX89LA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38795.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 04, 1988 in CARLSBAD, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N706FL
Injuries: 2 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 AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN AS THE PLT WAS COMPLETING AN EMERGENCY LANDING. AN EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL TANKS DISCLOSED NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL IN THE LEFT TANK. HOWEVER, APRX 9 GAL OF FUEL WAS REMAINING IN THE RIGHT TANK. THE PLT'S LAST FAA MED CERTIFICATE WAS DATED 10/22/86.

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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