NTSB Identification: ANC84LA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24393.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 05, 1984 in BIG DELTA, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-20, registration: N8510C
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 SWITCHED THE TANK SELECTOR WHILE CRUISING IN FLT AND THE ENGINE QUIT. HE SAID HE THEN PRIMED THE ENGINE AND TRIED TO START IT, BUT FAILED. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE & THE ACFT NOSED OVER. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, THE ACFT WAS RIGHTED, THE TANK SELECTOR WAS APPROPRIATELY CHANGED & THE ENGINE WAS STARTED & RAN NORMALLY. THE INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED THAT THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS PROPERLY LABELED AND OPERATED NORMALLY.

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:

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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