NTSB Identification: ATL87LA266.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34561.
Accident occurred Friday, September 25, 1987 in CHUCKEY, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172H, registration: N3885R
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.

THE PLT ESTIMATED THERE WAS 9 GAL OF FUEL ON BOARD WHEN HE TOOK OFF. APRX 20 MIN LATER, HE WAS MAKING A LOW PASS OVER A PRIVATE STRIP WHEN THE ENG LOST POWER. HE STATED THAT HE REPOSITIONED THE FUEL SELECTOR TO THE OTHER TANK, BUT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENG (BFR BEING FORCED TO LAND). DRG THE LNDG, THE ACFT WENT THRU A BARBED WIRE FENCE & HIT A SMALL BUILDING. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS EVIDENT. THE PLT'S MED CERT WAS DATED 8/10/84.

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

OBJECT..FENCE



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)

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