NTSB Identification: DEN87LA156.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34447.
Accident occurred Friday, June 19, 1987 in PALISADE, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: TALBOTT AVID FLYER, registration: N186TF
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 PLT REPORTED THAT HE HAD JUST FINISHED SEVERAL SHORT FLIGHTS ON THE RECENTLY CERTIFIED HOMEBUILT ACFT TO FLY OFF THE HR RESTRICTION. HE HAD COMPLETED THE SHUTDOWN CHECKLIST AND HAD THE FUEL VALVE SHUT OFF. HE RESTARTED THE ENG WITHOUT THE CHECKLIST TO MAKE ANOTHER FLT AND TOOK OFF INADVERTENTLY LEAVING THE FUEL VALVE OFF. THE ACFT CLIMBED ABOUT 50 FT PRIOR TO FUEL STARVATION. THE ACFT LANDED STRAIGHT AHEAD AND STRUCK TREES AT THE END OF THE RWY. THE PLT STATED THAT THIS ACCIDENT OCCURRED THROUGH 'A CARELESS OVERSIGHT ON MY PART... THE USE OF THE CHECKLIST AND POSSIBLY A LESS HASTY DEPARTURE WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THE ACCIDENT.'

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..SWITCHED OFF

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

CHECKLIST..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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