NTSB Identification: SEA86LA078.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30296.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 16, 1986 in ORCHARDS, WA
Aircraft: MAULE M-4-180C, registration: N2037U
Injuries: 3 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 PILOT INADVERTENTLY PLACED THE FUEL SELECTOR TO A NON-TANK POSITION. DURING INITIAL CLIMB AT ABOUT 400 M.S.L. A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED. DURING FORCED LANDING THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK TELEPHONE LINES, A PATIO ROOF, AND A PARKED UNOCCUPIED PICKUP TRUCK.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


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