NTSB Identification: CHI87LA221.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35045.
Accident occurred Friday, September 25, 1987 in TROY, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N7688F
Injuries: 1 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.

DRG THE INITIAL CLIMB AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENG LOST POWER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS DMGD DRG A FORCED LNDG WEST OF THE ARPT. DRG AN EXAM OF THE ACFT, 20 TO 25 GAL OF AVGAS WAS FND IN THE LEFT FUEL TANK; HOWEVER, THE RGT TANK HAD ONLY RESIDUAL FUEL REMAINING. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FND IN THE 'OFF' POSITION & NO FUEL WAS FND IN THE CARBURETOR OR FUEL LINE TO THE ENG. ALSO, THE FUEL SYS WAS INTACT & NO LEAKS WERE FND IN THE SYS.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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 USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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