NTSB Identification: FTW87LA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32918.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 04, 1987 in LUFKIN, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30, registration: N66590
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.
A PRIVATE PILOT SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED HIS AIRCRAFT WHILE ATTEMPTING AN EMERGENCY LANDING FOLLOWING A ENGINE FAILURE DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION IN THE RIGHT MAIN TANK. THE PILOT SWITCHED TO A FULL TANK BUT FAILED TO USE THE FUEL BOOST PUMP DURING THE ATTEMPTED RESTART.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..NOT ENGAGED
FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND
EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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