NTSB Identification: CHI84FA289.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26030.
Accident occurred Friday, July 13, 1984 in PULLMAN, MI
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER CALLAIR A-9, registration: N7714V
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 CRASHED WHILE PRACTICING AERIAL APPLICATION MANEUVERS. THE PLT OF THE ACFT HAD BEEN INTERRUPTED AT THE REFUELING PUMP BY AN ACFT WHICH WAS AWAITING A CHEMICAL RELOAD. THE STUDENT CROP DUSTING PLT, WHO WAS ALSO A LOADER, LEFT THE REFUELING AREA TO LOAD THE 2ND ACFT. HE WAS SEEN GOING BACK TO THE REFUELING AREA BUT WAS NOT OBSERVED ACTUALLY REFUELING. THE CRASHED ACFT WAS FOUND WITH ONE QUART OF FUEL IN THE RUPTURED RIGHT TANK AND NO FUEL IN THE LEFT TANK. NO RESIDUAL FUEL OR ODOR WAS PRESENT AROUND THE WRECKAGE. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS IN THE OFF POSITION.

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..EXHAUSTION

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