NTSB Identification: NYC87LA143.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35954.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 28, 1987 in BLOCK ISLAND, RI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N79041
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 RPRTD THAT DRG TAKEOFF, THE ENG LOST POWER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASHED INTO AN AREA OF BRUSH ON LEVEL TERRAIN ABOUT 1/2 MI OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY. THE OPERATOR RPRTD THAT IN A CONVERSATION WITH THE PLT, THE PLT INDICATED THAT HE HAD TAKEN OFF WITH THE FUEL SELECTOR IN THE 'OFF' POSITION. THE PLT DID NOT FILE AN ACDNT RPRT.

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 TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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