NTSB Identification: MIA86LA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30503.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 18, 1986 in FT. PIERCE, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N4599P
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 STATED THAT WHILE SWITCHING TANKS, HIS FUEL SELECTOR FROZE UP & BOTH ENG'S FAILED. UPON LANDING, THE ACFT STRUCK A TREE SEVERING A WING. THE NTSB FORM 6120.1 THAT WAS SENT TO THE PLT WAS RETURNED, IT STATED THAT THE ADDRESSEE MOVED & LEFT NO ADDRESS. A RECORDS CHECK WITH OKLAHOMA CITY REVEALED THAT NO PILOT OR MEDICAL CERTIFICATE WAS EVER ISSUED TO THE PLT IN COMMAND OF THIS ACFT, A CONVERSATION WITH THE FAA EXAMINER WHO'S NAME WAS ON THE TEMPORARY AIRMAN CERTIFICATE THAT WAS IN THE PLT'S POSSESSION REVEALED THAT NO CHECK RIDE WAS GIVEN TO THE PLT OF THIS ACFT ON THAT DATE. A CHECK OF THE FAA MEDICAL EXAMINERS MANUAL REVEALED THAT THE NAME LISTED ON THE PLT'S MEDICAL CERTIFICATE WAS NOT LISTED AS AN FAA MEDICAL EXAMINER.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..UNQUALIFIED PERSON

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..NOT UNDERSTOOD..UNQUALIFIED PERSON

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