NTSB Identification: MKC84LU008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25393.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 01, 1984 in NORTH PLATTE, NE
Aircraft: EIPPER QUICKSILVER MX, registration: NONE
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 ULTRALIGHT OPERATOR SAID HE TURNED OFF THE SELECTOR VALVE AFTER A PREVIOUS LANDING. DURING A LATER TAKEOFF, HE FAILED TO USE A CHECKLIST AND DID NOT RESET THE SELECTOR. THE ENGINE QUIT AT ABOUT 30 FT AGL. GROUND WITNESSES HEARD THEENGINE SPUTTER AND OBSERVED THE VEHICLE PITCHING UP AND DOWNBEFORE GROUND IMPACT. THE VEHICLE NOSED OVER AND THE OPERATOR HURT HIS BACK WHEN HE RELEASED HIS BELTS AND FELL ON THE ENGINE DURING EGRESS FROM THE WRECKAGE.

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..STARVATION

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

CHECKLIST..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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