NTSB Identification: FTW84LA245.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25199.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 26, 1984 in TALLULAH, LA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N6958D
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT CAUGHT FIRE SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AND THE PLT LANDED IN A WHEAT FIELD. THE NOSEWHEEL DUG INTO THE SOFT FIELD AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THIS ACFT HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF RECOMMENDATIONS ON WORN AND DETERIORATED FUEL LINES. THE PLTSDESCRIPTION OF HIS ACTIONS DURING THE FORCED LANDING INCLUDE CUTTING THE ENGINE AND THE IGNITION BUT NO MENTION WAS MADE OF CUTTING OFF THE FUEL BY USE OF THE MIXTURE CONTROL OR FUEL SELECTOR.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..DETERIORATED

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..WORN

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..FIRE

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