NTSB Identification: MKC85LA208.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28808.
Accident occurred Friday, September 06, 1985 in OXFORD, IA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N9557K
Injuries: 1 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 ENG QUIT ABRUPTLY WHILE THE ACFT WAS CRUISING AT 3,500 FEET. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH STANDING CORN DURING THE NIGHT FORCED LANDING. AFTER THE ACDT THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND ON THE LT FUEL TANK, THE LT TANK WAS EMPTY AND THE RT FUEL TANK WAS FULL. THE PLT SAID BOTH TANKS WERE FULL BEFORE TAKEOFF AND THE MIXTURE WAS AT FULL RICH DURING THE ENTIRE 1 HR, 50 MIN FLT.

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:

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..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

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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