NTSB Identification: BFO86FIA01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31370.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 24, 1986 in BRANDYWINE, MD
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA1B, registration: N9628L
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PRIOR TO REACHING THE LOM DURING AN ILS RWY 01L APCH, A LOSS OF PWR WAS EXPERIENCED. THE PLT APPLIED CARB HEAT AND PWR WAS MOMENTARILY RESTORED. A TOTAL PWR LOSS WAS THEN EXPERIENCED AND THE PLT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD DURING WHICH THE ACFT NOSED OVER. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS POSITIONED ON THE LEFT TANK WHICH CONTAINED NO FUEL. THE PLT REPORTED HE HAD FAILED TO CHANGE FUEL TANKS AFTER THE ENG FAILURE.

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..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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