NTSB Identification: NYC84LA255.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26257.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 26, 1984 in CANTON, PA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135, registration: N3777A
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT PERFORMED A RUNUP PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. HE USED ONE NOTCH OF FLAPS AND APPROXIMATELY 800 FEET OF RUNWAY TO BREAK GROUND. DURING THE CLIMBOUT AT APPROXIMATELY 200 FT THE ENGINE 'STARTED SKIPPING THEN QUIT.' THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO RESTORE POWER BEFORE A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A FIELD. EXAMINATION OF ACFT REVEALED THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS SET ON THE RIGHT TANK. THE RIGHT FUEL TANK WAS FOUND TO BE EMPTY, THE LEFT FUEL TANK WAS APPROXIMATELY HALF FULL. THE CARBURETOR BOWL WAS ALSO FOUND TO BE EMPTY.

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 TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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