NTSB Identification: LAX87FA337.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37871.
Accident occurred Monday, September 14, 1987 in CORONA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER AEROSTAR 601P, registration: N902RG
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRPLANE WAS REFUELED BEFORE IT DEPT ON THE ACCD FLIGHT; THE PILOT DID NOT SUPERVISE THE FUELING. SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PLT ADVISED THE ONTARIO DEPT CONTROLLER THAT BOTH ENGINES WERE EXPERIENCING A POWER LOSS AND THAT HE SUSPECTED JET FUEL CONTAMINATION. THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A BERM DURING THE ENSUING FORCED LANDING. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE FBO FUELED THE AIRPLANE WITH 131.3 GALS OF JET A FUEL. INVESTIGATORS DID NOT LOCATE ANY WITNESSES WHO SAW THE PLT PREFLT THE AIRPLANE. THE PILOT SUSTAINED SEVERE HEAD INJURIES & COULD NOT RECALL IF HE HAD PREFLIGHTED THE AIRPLANE - THE RT FRONT SEAT PAX WAS NOT PRESENT WHEN THE PLT BOARDED THE AIRCRAFT.

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

FLUID,FUEL GRADE..INCORRECT

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

REFUELING..IMPROPER..FBO PERSONNEL

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..FBO PERSONNEL

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