NTSB Identification: ATL87LA260.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35324.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 16, 1987 in LOUISVILLE, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A, registration: N7378V
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 MADE TWO ATTEMPTS TO LAND AND DURING HIS 2ND GO AROUND THE ENG CUT OUT. THE PLT STATED THAT HE SWITCHED FROM LEFT TANK TO RT TANK BUT WAS UNABLE TO START THE ENG PRIOR TO MAKING A FORCED LANDING WHICH RESULTED IN A COLLISION WITH A HOUSE AND TREE. THE PLTS RPT STATES THAT TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS BE MADE ON RT TANK WHEN USING LEFT TRAFFIC. ALSO NO STEEP TURNS INTO TANK BEING USED. THE PLT ALSO SAID THAT FUEL WAS MANAGED TO ARRIVE AT DEST ON FULLEST/RT 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 SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..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

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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