NTSB Identification: MKC84LA231.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24617.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 24, 1984 in GARDEN CITY, KS
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER S2R, registration: N3669X
Injuries: 1 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 STATED THAT AFTER THE ACFT WAS FUELED HE FAILED TO VISUALLY CHECK THE FUEL TANKS AND JUST ASSUMED BOTH TANKS WERE FULL. HE STATED THE LEFT FUEL GAGE HAD BEEN INOPERATIVE ABOVE 1/2 TANK OF FUEL. DURING A SPRAY RUN, WHEN THE RIGHT TANK REACHED 1/4, HE SWITCHED TO THE LEFT TANK AND THE ENGINE BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH THEN IT LOST ALL POWER. THE PLT STATED THAT AFTER THE SOFT FIELD LANDING HE APPLIED LEFT RUDDER AND PURPOSELY GROUND LOOPED THE ACFT TO AVOID CONTACTING A DIRT BENCH.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT




Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..INOPERATIVE

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