NTSB Identification: DEN87LA169.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33508.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 05, 1987 in RED LODGE, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N5858D
Injuries: 3 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 STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF HE INTENDED TO SWITCH FUEL TO FULLEST TANK BUT INADVERTENTLY PUT THE FUEL SELECTOR ON OFF POSITION. THE ENGINE FAILED. HE DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH ALTITUDE OR TIME TO CORRECT THE SITUATION AND HAD TO MAKE A FORCED LANDING ON A NEARBY GOLF COURSE. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE ACFT STRUCK A DIRT EMBANKMENT.

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..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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