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


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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