NTSB Identification: ANC86LA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31856.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 19, 1986 in FAIRBANKS, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N2393C
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 PLT REPORTED THAT A LOUD BANG WAS HEARD AT AN ALT OF ABOUT 25 FT AGL SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ACFT SETTLED TO THE RWY AND PWR WAS REGAINED. THE ACFT THEN VEERED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY AND NOSED OVER. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL WHO OVERHAULED THE FUEL SELECTOR VALVE TO REMEDY A LEAK REASSEMBLED THE UNIT INCORRECTLY. THE OWNER AND PILOT DID NOT INSIST ON THE VALVE PROBLEM BEING REMEDIED.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..IMPROPER

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..INACCURATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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