NTSB Identification: CHI86LA211.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31859.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 23, 1986 in MUSKEGON, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 175, registration: N9275B
Injuries: 3 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.

JUST PRIOR TO APPLYING TAKEOFF POWER THE PILOT SWITCHED TO THE LEFT FUEL TANK. FUEL FROM THIS TANK HAD NEVER BEEN USED BY THIS PILOT SINCE HE PURCHASED THE AIRCRAFT TWO WEEKS EARLIER. SHORTLY AFTER BREAKING GROUND THE ENGINE QUIT. ALTHOUGH THE PILOT SWITCHED BACK TO THE RIGHT TANK, THE ENGINE DID NOT RECOVER BEFORE AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS MADE. DURING THE EMERGENCY LANDING THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER ON ITS BACK. THE AIRCRAFT HAD LAST BEEN INSPECTED EIGHTEEN MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE PILOT'S STUDENT CERTIFICATE HAD EXPIRED ON AUGUST 31, 1985.

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..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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