NTSB Identification: LAX86LA254.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32940.
Accident occurred Monday, June 16, 1986 in SAN JOSE, CA
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN NAVION A, registration: N91608
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT'S ENGINE FAILED APRX 10 MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A UTILITY POLE DURING THE FORCED LANDING THAT FOLLOWED. POST ACCIDENT INPSECTION OF THE ACFT REVEALED THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS POSITIONED ON THE AUX TANK. THE MAIN FUEL TANKS WERE FULL. THE ENGINE WAS STARTED AND RAN NORMALLY WHEN FUEL FROM THE MAIN TANK WAS SELECTED. THE ENGINE RAN ONLY 17 SECONDS BEFORE QUITTING WHEN THE AUX TANK WAS SELECTED.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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