NTSB Identification: MKC86LA144.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31209.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 03, 1986 in DAVENPORT, IA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N6FF
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 OWNER OF THE AIRPLANE HAD NOT FLOWN SINCE 1980 AND WAS RECEIVING INSTRUCTION TO BECOME CURRENT AND WAS TO RECEIVE A BFR ON THIS TRIP ALSO. THE AIRPLANE HAD BEEN REBUILT AFTER A FORCED LANDING AND ALSO HAD JUST RECEIVED AN ANNUAL INSPECTION. THE AIRPLANE HAD BEEN DELIVERED BY THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR. EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL ON THIS FLIGHT UNTIL THE LANDING GEAR HANDLE WAS PLACED TO EXTEND. WHEN THE GEAR DID NOT EXTEND, A GO-AROUND WAS MADE AND GEAR WAS EXTENEDED AFTER THE CIRCUIT BREAKERS WERE PUSHED IN. ON TURN TO FINAL, THE ENGINE QUIT AND AIRPLANE MADE A FORCED LANDING SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. INSPECTION REVEALED TANKS EMPTY, TANKS COLLAPSED UPWARD TO THE EXTENT THE FUEL QUANTITY SENDERS WERE INDICATING THERE WAS STILL FUEL IN TANKS. INSECTS WERE FOUND IN PLUGGED FUEL TANK VENTS.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,VENT..BLOCKED(TOTAL)

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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