NTSB Identification: FTW84FA156.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23908.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 06, 1984 in FORT WORTH, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N777RG
Injuries: 2 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 MADE A FORCED LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD NEAR THE ARPT WHEN THE RIGHT ENGINE STOPPED AT ABOUT 50-100 FT AGL DURING A TOUCH AND GO LANDING. THE CFI ABOARD SAID HE HAD POSITIONED THE FUEL TANK SELECTOR TO THE INBOARD TANKS PRIOR TO THE LAST APPROACH OR THE ONE BEFORE AND DID NOT TOUCH THEM AGAIN. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION SHOWED THE LEFT SELECTOR WAS ON THE INBOARD TANK. THE RIGHT SELECTOR WAS POSITIONED TO OFF AND THE CROSSFEED CONTROL WAS OFF. DURING THEEMERGENCY THE LANDING GEAR WAS NOT RETRACTED A RIGHT ENGINE RESTART WAS NOT ATTEMPTED. THE RIGHT ENGINE WAS NOT FEATHERED AND A TURN OF 145 DEGREES WAS MADE INTO THE 'DEAD' ENGINE. A RWY ALIGNED WITH THE TAKEOFF RWY WAS LESS THAN 3 MILES AHEAD. THE ACFT LANDED GEAR DOWN AND FLAPS UP. BOTH MAIN GEAR SEPARATED ON LANDING. WHEN THE FUEL SYSTEM, WAS PROPERLY POSITIONED AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND THE ACFT PUT ON A FLATBED BOTH ENGINES OPERATED SATISFACTORILY.

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

PROPELLER FEATHERING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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