NTSB Identification: FTW87LA050.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32914.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 29, 1987 in TERREL, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108, registration: N4862Z
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 ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND DUE TO CROSS WINDS AND EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE DUE TO FUEL STARVATION WHEN THE MIXTURE CONTROL VIBRATED OUT TO THE SHUTOFF POSITION. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED SEVERAL TIMES TO RESTART THE ENGINE, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL PRIOR TO IMPACT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

MIXTURE CONTROL,PUSH/PULL ROD..VIBRATION

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

MIXTURE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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