NTSB Identification: NYC88LA049.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37226.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 26, 1987 in GLOUCESTER, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/02/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N1590R
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 FLIGHT DEPARTED LEDDON'S FARM FOR AN ENGINE CHECK IN AN EXTENDED TRAFFIC PATTERN. SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE SUFFERED A POWER REDUCTION FROM 2200 RPM TO ABOUT 1000 RPM. A SHORT PLOWED FARM FIELD WAS SELECTED FOR A FORCED LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT TURNED TO THE RIGHT, STALLED ATTEMPTING TO AVOID COLLISION WITH A FENCE AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND. POST ACC INVEST REVEALED THAT THE PILOT HAD DEPARTED WITH THE FUEL SELECTOR POSITIONED ON THE RIGHT TANK WHICH WAS EMPTY.

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

STALL..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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