NTSB Identification: CHI84LA380.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26336.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 02, 1984 in PONTIAC, MI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260, registration: N499LG
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.

DURING A TAKEOFF CLIMB AT 400 FT AGL THE ENG LOST PWR. THE PLT STATED THAT HE FAILED TO SWITCH FUEL TANKS. THE RIGHT FUEL TANK WAS FOUND EMPTY.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,TANK..EXHAUSTION

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SELECTOR/VALVE..NOT SWITCHED


Contributing Factors

CHECKLIST..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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