NTSB Identification: CHI85LA349.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30336.
Accident occurred Friday, August 16, 1985 in BAY CITY, MI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-20, registration: N7665K
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 ACFT WAS DAMAGED DURING A HARD FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING A LOSS OF PWR SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PLT REPORTED THAT AT AN ALT OF APRX 250 FT AGL, THE ENG QUIT. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS POSITIONED ON THE RIGHT TANK WHICH CONTAINED APRX 2 OUNCES OF FUEL. THE LEFT FUEL TANK WAS FOUND APRX 2/3 FULL.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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