NTSB Identification: MKC87LA122.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33786.
Accident occurred Monday, June 08, 1987 in ANKENY, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N1990N
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.

WHILE PRACTICING TAKE OFFS AND LANDINGS, CFI AND STUDENT EXPERIENCED ENGINE FAILURE SHORTLY AFTER TAKE OFF. AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS INITIATED, AND DURING FORCED LANDING ATTEMPT THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE CFI STATED THE ENGINE QUIT DUE TO FUEL STARVATION. ACFT FUEL SELECTOR VALVE WAS ON INCORRECT AND EMPTY FUEL TANK.

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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