NTSB Identification: LAX87LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32181.
Accident occurred Friday, January 09, 1987 in FREMONT, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: Intermountain Mfg. (IMCO) CALLAIR A-9, registration: N7232V
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.

DURING A TOWING OPERATION, JUST AFTER LIFT-OFF THE AIRCRAFT LOST ENGINE POWER AT APPROXIMATELY 75 FEET AGL. THE GLIDER RELEASED AND LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED STRAIGHT AHEAD, RAN INTO A FENCE AND CAME TO REST IN A PLOWED FIELD. THE FUEL GAGE WAS FOUND POSITIONED TO THE LEFT FUEL TANK. THE LEFT FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY OF FUEL. THE RIGHT FUEL TANK WAS FULL OF FUEL. THE LEFT FUEL GAGE WAS FOUND INOPERATIVE AND STUCK IN THE THREE QUARTERS FULL POSITION. THE FUEL TANK SELECTOR WAS POSITIONED TO THE LEFT TANK.

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 CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..INOPERATIVE

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