NTSB Identification: FTW86FPA04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29603.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 31, 1985 in TERRELL, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N6393P
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 TRAVELED THROUGH A BARBED WIRE FENCE DURING A FORCED LANDING SHORT OF RWY 35 AT TERRELL ARPT. WHEN APRX 1 MILE FROM THE ARPT, THE ENG QUIT. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO MOVE THE FUEL SELECTOR, HOWEVER, BY APPLYING A FULL RICH MIXTURE AND TURNING ON THE BOOST PUMP, THE PLT WAS ABLE TO REGAIN ENG PWR. AS THE TURN ONTO FINAL APCH WAS MADE THE ENG QUIT AGAIN. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN 700 FT SHORT OF THE RWY. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS DISMANTLED AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND REWORKED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PIPER SERVICE BULLETIN NO. 354B.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..LEAK

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

MAINTENANCE..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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