NTSB Identification: CHI86LA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34228.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 19, 1986 in REMINGTON, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N76460
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 AIRCRAFT'S ENGINE QUIT AT ABOUT 200 FEET AGL DURING TAKEOFF CLIMB. THE PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING INTO A PLOWED FIELD AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE BELIEVED THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS IN THE INCORRECT POSITION. EXAMINATION REVEALED THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS NOT CESSNA ORIGINAL EQUIPMT & IT WAS INSTALLED 90 DEGREES OUT OF POSITION. THE CARPETING OVR THE SELECTOR HAD BEEN REMOVED BY THE PILOT WHICH REQUIRED REMOVAL OF THE FUEL SELECTOR HANDLE.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..FALSE INDICATION

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

FUEL SYSTEM..STARVATION

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

MAINTENANCE,ALIGNMENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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