NTSB Identification: NYC84MA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27049.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 28, 1984 in COCKEYSVILLE, MD
Aircraft: Piper PA-60-601P, registration: N6079R
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators traveled in support of this investigation and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ON THE DAY OF DEPARTURE THE PLT HAD RECEIVED A 30 MIN FAMILIARIZATION FLT UPON COMPLETION OF THE SUPERSTAR CONVERSION. EMPHASIS WAS DIRECTED TO ENG GAGES, FUEL FLOW & COUNTER, & POWER SETTINGS. THE FLT WAS FLOWN AT 5,500 FT. THE PLT THEN OBTAINED A WX BRIEFING & FILED A FLT PLAN. ABOUT 15 MIN AFTER DEPARTURE, WHILE CLIMBING THRU FL 170, THE PLT RADIOED THAT HE HAD LOST BOTH ENGS. THE ACFT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY OBSERVED DESCENDING UNCONTROLLED OUT OF THE OVERCAST. AT ABOUT 1,000 FT AGL THE RIGHT AILERON SEPARATED. THE FUEL BOOST PUMPS WERE FOUND IN THE 'OFF' POSITION. THE AFM STATES THAT THEBOOST PUMPS SHOULD BE ON DURING CLIMB ABOVE 10,000 FT. THE PLT HAD BEEN ENROLLED IN AN AEROSTAR TRANSITION SCHOOL THE PREVIOUS MONTH DURING WHICH A 2-HR COMBINED DEMONSTRATION/FLT EVALUATION FLT WAS CONDUCTED. THE INSTRUCTOR PLT RECOMMENDED FURTHER MULTI-ENG TRAINING.

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

FLIGHT MANUALS..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,AILERON..OVERLOAD

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

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FUEL BOOST PUMP SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TWO OR MORE ENGINES..INOPERATIVE



Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE RECURRENT TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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