NTSB Identification: NYC85FNE01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27515.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 19, 1985 in WATERBURY, CT
Aircraft: MARR/ECKBURG LONG EZE, registration: N49EZ
Injuries: 3 Serious.

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 ACFT CRASHED INTO AN EMBANKMENT SHORT OF RWY 36 AFTER A LOSS OF PWR ON FINAL APPROACH. THE PLT SAID HE WAS OPERATING ON THE RT TANK WHEN THE ENG QUIT. HE IMMEDIATELY AWITCHED TO THE LEFT TANK AND ACTIVATED THE BOOST PUMP. THE PROP HAD STOPPED AND THE ACFT WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH A STARTER. THE PLT LATER SAID HE NOTICED A RISE IN FUEL PRESSURE BUT DUE TO LACK OF ROTATION THE ENG DID NOT START. THE POST ACC EXAM REVEALED 8 GALS OF FUEL IN THE LEFT ENG AND NONE IN THE RIGHT.

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

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

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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