NTSB Identification: ATL88LA028.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35267.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 05, 1987 in BEAUFORT, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: GLOBE GC-1B, registration: N78169
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.

THE AIRPLANE ENGINE LOST PWR AT CRUISE AND THE PLT MADE A FORCED LNG IN A SALT-WATER MARSH. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE PLT WAS FERRYING THE ACFT TO ANOTHER ARPT TO HAVE MAINTENANCE PERFORMED ON THE FUEL SELECTOR VALVE, WHICH WAS STUCK IN THE AUX TANK POSITION. THE AUX TANK WAS NOT FULL PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. ABOUT 30 MINUTES AFTER DEPARTURE, THE AUX TANK RAN DRY AND THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO SWITCH THE SELECTOR VALVE TO THE MAIN TANKS WHICH CONTAINED FUEL. EXAMINATION OF THE VALVE MECHANISM REVEALED THAT SET SCREWS ON THE SELECTOR VALVE SHAFT HAD LOOSENED, WHICH ALLOWED THE SELECTOR HANDLE TO BE MOVED WITHOUT REPOSITIONING THE SELECTOR VALVE. THE ACFT CRASHED ABOUT 12 MILES SHORT OF THE DESTINATION ARPT. ACCORDING TO FAA RECORDS, NO FERRY PERMIT WAS ISSUED FOR THE FLT.

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 SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..INOPERATIVE

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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



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