NTSB Identification: CHI84LA146.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25038.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 01, 1984 in DELAVAN, WI
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30, registration: N7389V
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PLT REPORTED THAT WHEN HE WAS DESCENDING FROM 3500 FT MSL TO TRAFFIC PATTERN ALT (2000 FT MSL), HE SWITCHED THE FUEL SELECTOR FROM THE LEFT FUEL TANK TO THE RIGHT TANK. UPON ENTERING THE TRAFFIC PATTERN, HE MADE HIS PRELANDING CHECKS. WHEN HE ADVANCED THE MIXTURE, THE ENG QUIT. SUBSEQUENTLY, HE MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A MUDDY FIELD WHERE THE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE LEFT FUEL TANK WAS FOUND TO BE EMPTY, BUT THE RIGHT FUEL TANK HAD 12 GALS REMAINING.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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