NTSB Identification: CHI85FER03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28849.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 22, 1985 in MCGREGOR, MN
Aircraft: UNIVAIR 108-1, registration: N8403K
Injuries: 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 ACFT CONTACTED TREES OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 18 DURING A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING A LOSS OF PWR ON TAKEOFF. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS POSITIONED FOR THE LEFT TANK AND THE LEFT TANK CONTAINED NO FUEL. THE CARBURETOR DID NOT CONTAIN FUEL NOR DID THE LEFT TANK FUEL LINES.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INATTENTIVE..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


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