NTSB Identification: ANC86LA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30746.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 03, 1986 in BARROW, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N4109E
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 PLT STATED THERE WERE MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE ACFT BUT IT WAS DECIDED TO FLY IT BACK TO ANOTHER ARPT FOR REPAIRS. ENROUTE THE PLT SHUT DOWN THE RIGHT ENG BECAUSE OF AN OIL LEAK. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO CROSSFEED FUEL, THE PLT ACCIDENTLY PUSHED THE LEFT ENG FIRE WALL FUEL SHUT OFF VALVE WHICH RESULTED IN A LOSS OF PWR ON THE LEFT ENG. THE ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED DURING THE FORCED LANDING ON ROUGH TUNDRA.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

LUBRICATING SYSTEM..LEAK



Contributing Factors

FLUID,OIL..LEAK

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