NTSB Identification: LAX87FA065.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34839.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 17, 1986 in GARDENA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: Rockwell 112TC, registration: N112DM
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious,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.

THE PILOT ELECTED TO RETURN AND LAND AT HIS HOME AIRPORT WHEN THE AIRCRAFT'S LANDING GEAR FAILED TO RETRACT AFTER A NIGHT TAKEOFF. AFTER REENTERING THE TRAFFIC PATTERN THE PILOT CHANGED HIS FUEL SELECTOR TO THE LEFT TANK FOR LANDING. AS THE AIRCRAFT TURNED ONTO THE FINAL APPROACH THE ENGINE FAILED WHILE THE AIRCRAFT WAS OVER A DENSELY POPULATED AREA AND THE PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING TO A STREET. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A PEDESTRAIN AND AN AUTOMOBILE AS IT LANDED ON THE STREET.

Contributing Factors

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..OTHER PERSON



Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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